Huawei turns out to be able to eavesdrop on the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands


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An employee of Huawei, a major Chinese telecommunications equipment company, designated as a 'national security threat' by name from the United States, has 'administrator authority' for the network laid by KPN , a former state-owned telephone company in the Netherlands. It turned out to be. The Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, who reported the incident, reports that 'Huawei had the ability to eavesdrop.'

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Huawei was able to eavesdrop on Dutch mobile network KPN: Report | NL Times

In 2005, KPN signed an exclusive contract with Huawei to build transmission networks such as optical wavelength division multiplexing and high-density wavelength division multiplexing. The deal has helped KPN grow its influence in growth areas such as international leased lines, bandwidth wholesale and IP transit, solidifying its position as 'the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands'. In recent years, it has been reported that Huawei is also involved in the laying of the company's 5G network.

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De Volkskrant's new report is a research report that KPN has squeezed 'may lose the trust of governments and businesses.' This report was written by Capgemini , an IT consultant based in Paris, France, about 'How Huawei acted within KPN.' 'Huawei employees residing at KPN are in the KPN building and I was able to eavesdrop on unlimited communications using KPN's phone numbers from both China. '

This report is 'eavesdropped', not 'eavesdropped'. However, Capgemini concludes, 'I'm not sure how often it happened,' because even if Huawei gained unauthorized access to KPN's mobile network, it wouldn't be recorded, and De Volkskrant said. The device has a system in which part of the management must be placed on Huawei, 'said a source, pointing out security concerns.

In response to a series of reports, KPN claimed that 'Huawei has never stolen or stolen customer data from our network or customer system.' Huawei said, 'Since we started our business in the Netherlands, we have not been held liable by government authorities for any fraudulent activity. We have never gained unauthorized access to KPN's network and data and extracted data from that network. No, Huawei has always worked under the explicit permission of KPN. '

The issue has spread to parliament, with Lisavan Ginneken, a member of the Dutch social liberal party Democrats 66 , asking, 'How vulnerable our critical infrastructure is to foreign influences?' It raises issues and the Christian Democratic Appeal , a Christian democratic party, seeks views from the Secretary of State.

KPN said of the issue, 'We are no longer outsourcing the management of the core equipment of the network.' 'We are planning an improvement plan to address the risks of the network system.' De Volkskrant said, ' The management of the 4G mobile network is outsourced to Huawei. '' Huawei employees have administrator privileges over KPN's network, 'reports an internal technician's testimony.

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