Huawei calls spying allegations ‘unsubstantiated’
- 19 July, 2013 14:31
Huawei has condemned reported remarks from the former head of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency, Michael Hayden, who reportedly claimed that US intelligence agencies possessed hard evidence that the Chinese telecommunications company had spied on behalf of the Chinese state.
In an e-mailed statement, Huawei Global Cyber Security Officer, John Suffolk, said Huawei challenges organisations and individuals making these accusations to present evidence publicly.
“If they will not publish [evidence] they should be taken for what they are, a distraction.,” he said in the statement.
He added, "these tired, unsubstantiated defamatory remarks are sad distractions from real-world concerns related to espionage – industrial and otherwise – that demand serious discussion globally.”
A report in the Australian Financial Review quoted Hayden as saying that in his “professional judgement”, Huawei supplied sensitive intelligence to Chinese officials.
Suffolk also noted that Huawei meets the communication needs of “more than a third of the planet” and its customers have the right to know what these unsubstantiated concerns are.
“It’s time to put up or shut up,” he said.
- How do you measure up against top IT service provider benchmarks?
- Switching to Google Apps brings many cost savings and productivity benefits, says commissioned study by Forrester Consulting
- Small business technology - This is why your business needs to be in the Cloud
- Rebranded Quadmark revamps its IT solutions with Google Apps
- Vintek partners with IBM to reduce costs and improve system reliability
AMD's Sempron lives on with new desktop chips
Gold Coast-based Icon expands into US
Optus hits 2.3Gbps throughput in real-world test
Australia lags in e-signature adoption: Adobe
Users refuse to chuck XP as Windows 8 uptake flattens