Skip to comments.N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat
Posted on 03/22/2014 7:48:35 PM PDT by Star Traveler
WASHINGTON American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for fear that the company would create back doors in its equipment that could allow the Chinese military or Beijing-backed hackers to steal corporate and government secrets.
But even as the United States made a public case about the dangers of buying from Huawei, classified documents show that the National Security Agency was creating its own back doors directly into Huaweis networks.
The agency pried its way into the servers in Huaweis sealed headquarters in Shenzhen, Chinas industrial heart, according to N.S.A. documents provided by the former contractor Edward J. Snowden. It obtained information about the workings of the giant routers and complex digital switches that Huawei boasts connect a third of the worlds population, and monitored communications of the companys top executives.
One of the goals of the operation, code-named Shotgiant, was to find any links between Huawai and the Peoples Liberation Army, one 2010 document made clear. But the plans went further: to exploit Huawais technology so that when the company sold equipment to other countries including both allies and nations that avoid buying American products the N.S.A. could roam through their computer and telephone networks to consduct surveillance and, if ordered by the president, offensive cyberoperations.
Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei, is seen as a Chinese version of Steve Jobs. Credit Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press Many of our targets communicate over Huawei-produced products, the N.S.A. document said. We want to make sure that we know how to exploit these products, it added, to gain access to networks of interest around the world.
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Snowden needs a dirt nap
This dovetails into the missing Malaysian Plane.
Freescale, Shane Todd, and Huawei.
Btw, Shane Todd’s Obit listed him as a Verification Engineer with Freescale.
Snowden crossed the line with this one. Revelation that the NSA spies on American citizens is OK. Hacking the computer networks of a foreign nation is a legitimate national security tactic.
Just lost respect for him; he’s a traitor.
But I thought freepers consider him a hero. Along with Putin the leader of communism.
Hummm, this is getting very interesting.
But the NSA is SUPPOSED to be spying on other nations, especially the leftist ones. Blowing the whistle on them for spying on US is legit, that’s none of their affair; this is different.
There’s a whole line of revelations of legitimate NSA actions Snowden has released. This is far from the first.
If he has spilled the beans about our spying on China (which is what the NSA is supposed to do) I wonder what he told his Russian friends in order to stay there.
Yah, I don’t get the Putin love fest. Especially from Freepers. The man is a joke. Saggy pects, pastey skinned poney jockey. I can see why the French would dig him, but not advocates of American exceptionalism. He’s a gangster and continental slum lord.
The Russian people should be on par with Israel and Britan regarding their contribution to human innovation. Instead, the produce only what can be pumped out oh the ground, and second rate weapons.
Whatever it was ... it must have been a doozy of a story.
This thing with Shane Todd is fascinating.
It is hard to find info that shows Shane worked for Freescale EXCEPT his obit.
I dont know if that story is planted but it was posted in 2006. Havent found it in a newspaper.
So why the coverup of where he worked.
Here is the story of his death
And the website
Putin doesn’t let himself get pushed around by the gay lobby, and I think that what makes of lot of people on the right like him. I can admire the fact that he is unabashedly pro-Russian. It would be refreshing if we had a president who was pro-American and pro-America. That said, Putin is a tyrant.
We had a chance to have a major ally in Russia. Instead, back in the 90’s, we decided to shove NATO up their rear end, and treat them like a toddler. Now we have to deal with the result of that.
Rummy, I’m a bit behind. What is “freescale”. Thanks.
Freescale owned by The Carlyle Group , Blackstone and others.
20 employees on board the missing plane.
Huawei had two employees not named by the company on the plane.
There is one mystery container on the plane.
There were 5 passengers who had luggage on the plane who did not get on board ..luggage supposedly taken off.
Not hearing much about those people.
Wow. There it is.
The Russians don’t answers to lefty groups because they started and funded these groups in the west.
Snowden turned this over to the press. They are the ones that revealed this.
Thanks! 5 passengers? Very intereresting.
No wait, there is something wrong.
Shane Todd Freescale obit is 2006. Shane Todd murdered is 2012.
Something amiss. I gotta go look
Two different Shane Todds
Shane Todd from 2006 Freescale was 30 when he died.
Shane Todd 2012 was 31 when he died.
I wonder if that 2006 story is a plant/cover story/ or what..
I have to look at this some more tomorrow.
2006 Shane Todds Grandmother
So Freescale Shane Todd is not the murdered/suicided Shane Todd from 2012.
How weird is life that two Shane Todds who work as Semiconductor engineers die at about the same age.
Good for us. I hope we're doing the same to Russia and the ME countries.
At least the NSA finally did something right.
Depends on what you consider innovation. The Bolshoi ballet and the Moscow circus are world-renowned and probably beyond compare.
Did you not read the part about their products being sold to and used by Americans? Do you want your Samsung or Lenovo products with NSA backdoors built in?
Huawei has ripped off so much of cisco’s IP that it simply stands to reason that if the NSA has penetrated US domestic networks using cisco gear, they’ve penetrated Huawei’s network made of clone boxes and stolen software.
Do you like using Microsoft Windows with built-in backdoors? Or cisco and Juniper routers with backdoors in them?
Because you already are.
Malasia has also done an about-face and admitted they were shipping LiOn batteries in bulk on the plane.
i give permission for the chinese to physically retaliate on president mom jeans and mooch. please.
You mean a medal from our new government.
I guess we can have NSA backdoors in addition to the chinese ones.
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