Deeper links are done by the staffs that were previously not acknowledged by the firm between Huawei and China’s military and intelligence bodies appeared.
It has revealed a new investigation of CVs of the technology giant’s staff.
Concluding at the paper which examines Huawei’s employment records of the staffs, it has determined that “key mid-level technical personnel employed by Huawei have strong backgrounds in work closely associated with intelligence gathering and military activities.”
Furthermore, it claimed, “specific instances of hacking or industrial espionage conducted against Western firms.” referring that some employees can be linked.
Governments who are analyzing claims that Huawei poses a national security risk may intensify concerns as study shows.
Huawei installing the so-called backdoors in its telecommunications networking equipment, allowing the Chinese government to access user data makes some countries worried.
Huawei has repeatedly denied it would ever engage in such activity.
A study handled by Christopher Balding, an associate professor at Fulbright University Vietnam, and a London-based think tank, Henry Jackson Society.
They looked after and researched the leaked CVs of Huawei employees which were from the unsecured databases and websites that were controlled by a recruitment firm online.
A person who simultaneously held a position at Huawei and a teaching and research role at a military university appeared to show on one of the CVs, through which the Chinese People’s Liberation Army employed them.
The employee linking to a section at the People’s Liberation Army which is responsible for the Chinese military’s space, cyber, and electronic warfare capabilities as Balding stated.
In a paper, Balding also added, “The circumstantial evidence appears quite strong to support valid concerns about the relationship between Huawei, the PLA, and concerns about intelligence gathering.”
Members of the staff involved
According to the study, the individual also works in Huawei but was a representative of a government entity responsible for espionage and counterintelligence, referring to another CV of staff found to be involved.
Also, this employee was described to be “engaged in behavior that describes planting information capture technology or software on Huawei products.”
This person may have been suspected to be involved in an incident involving European carrier Vodafone as the researcher alleged.
Backdoors found in the software that could have given Huawei access to its fixed-line network in Italy.
In April, news reports have cited security documents it had seen dated from 2009 to 2011.
Balding stated, “I do not have evidence that the Chinese state has directly ordered a Huawei employee to commit acts of espionage or similar behavior. I say that only because I do not have an audio tape of the order or an email indicating such orders.”