The U.S. National Security Agency has successfully infiltrated servers located in the headquarters of Huawei in Shenzhen. NSA’s operation, named “Shotgiant”, was revealed in some documents that were released by Edward Snowden. Both the New York Times and the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on the documents.
“Shotgiant” had an aim of finding connections between Huawei Technologies Co, the internet and telecommunications giant, and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. The operation has also targeted the technology that was sold by the Chinese company, in order to collect information from nations that deal with the internet giant.
“Many of our targets communicate over Huawei-produced products. We want to make sure that we know how to exploit these products,” the Times quoted an NSA document as saying, to “gain access to networks of interest” around the world.
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