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MH370: US Cyber Warfare Targets China In 'Operation Shotgiant'

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As the missing Malaysia plane increasingly is viewed as a U.S. black operation for geopolitical gain, reports surfaced Sunday showing the National Security Agency created “back doors” into networks maintained by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, days after the company’s vice president told Deborah Dupré that the US government attacks on the company are not about security.


The US has been slandering Huawei for geopolitics, according to an official with the corporate giant. This credibility attack has resulted in a hike in Americans’ internet costs and increased unemployment.


Huawei has two publicly unidentified employees on board Malaysia Airlines’ missing Boeing.


The report about Huawei being targeted by NSA is from a document provided by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, disclosed by the New York Times and Der Spiegel Sunday, adding “embarrassment in US government circles,” according to the Guardian. It comes as the missing Malaysia Airlines with two Hauwei passengers is increasingly viewed to be a US-corporate-government black operation and false flag.


An October 2012 US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee report warned US companies to avoid business with Huawei and another Chinese telecoms company with an employee on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, ZTE, because they had spies and posed a national security threat, as reported by Dupré. [You Won’t Believe What Spies On Malaysia Plane Were Doing]


This spy story is much deeper than exposed in that article, according to Hauwei and Edward Snowden documents.


Not About Security, Hauwei Attack Is About Hiking Americans Broadband Costs and Worse, Company Says


Last week, William Plummer, Huawei’s vice-president of external affairs, explained in an email to Dupré that a big chess game is being played. The email indicates that the battle with Huawei has never been about cyber security. (The NSA has proven they’ve cornered the market in that space).  It’s just geopolitics.  


Furthermore, because of the US stand against Huawei, Americans are paying more for broadband due to lack of competition, and for whom billions in investment and thousands of jobs have been sacrificed, without their knowledge or understanding, and in vain.


Plummer said about the missing jet, “There are so many theories out there. I am certainly no more suited than anyone else to know what happened.  I hope we do find out some day.  I hope the families of the missing passengers can find peace.”


He defended not identifying the two Huawei employees on the missing jet, saying, “Huawei declining to identify its two employees is out of respect for those employees and their families.”


US Corporate Government Slander of Hauwei


The House Committee on Intelligence conclusion about Hauwei being a security risk, that Dupré recently reported, ignored and grossly mis-represented facts in its accusations against Huawei and its subsequent unsubstantiated report, the latter of which world-respected Economist magazine aptly labeled ‘for vegetarians’ (no meat).  


Saturday, Plummer told the Associated Press in an email: “Huawei has declared its willingness to work with governments, industry stakeholders and customers in an open and transparent manner, to jointly address the global challenges of network security and data integrity.


“The information presented in Der Spiegel and the New York Times article reaffirms the need for all companies to be vigilant at all times,” he said.


When the 2012 House Committee released its report, intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers said in comments broadcast on the CBS programme 60 Minutes: “Find another vendor [than Huawei] if you care about your intellectual property; if you care about your consumers’ privacy and you care about the national security of the United States of America.”


“In July 2013, Huawei rebutted such claims – the former CIA director General Michael Hayden also said he believed the company supplied information to the Chinese government – calling them ‘racist’. The same month, the UK government opened a review of the firm. In October 2013, the company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, denied ever having been told to spy on customers,” the Guardian reports Sunday.


Operation Shotgiant


The Times and Spiegel say in an operation code-named Shotgiant, NSA gained access to the Hauwei’s servers in Shenzhen, obtaining information and monitoring communications between executives. Among those whose emails the NSA was able to read was Huawei’s mystery man president, Ren Zhengfei, former military officer.


Huawei, that maintains operations in the UK after ”all but ending its attempts to access the US market, due to government resistance,” according to the Guardian, connects a third of the world’s population and is the world’s third-largest maker of smartphones, following Apple and Samsung.


Hauwei has six research and development centers in the U.S. Huawei’s equipment is just as vulnerable to compromise as any of its competitors’ product.


“Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent – are all researching, coding and building on a global basis, all in the U.S. (including Huawei which has six U.S. R&D Centers), all in China, all relying on common and overlapping global supply chains, and vulnerable to nefarious mischief, whether U.S.-, China- or otherwise-inspired,” Plummer told Dupré.


Saturday’s reports quoted the 2010 document, “Many of our targets communicate over Huawei-produced products. We want to make sure that we know how to exploit these products.”


Responding to previous stories from Snowden’s documents leaked to media outlets last year, the US government has repeatedly said NSA breaks into foreign networks only for reasons of national security.


Saturday, NSA spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, told the Times: “We do not give intelligence we collect to US companies to enhance their international competitiveness or increase their bottom line. Many countries cannot say the same.”


The Times quoted Plummer saying: “The irony is that exactly what they are doing to us is what they have always charged that the Chinese are doing through us.”


Security against cyber warfare carried out by China is an increasing concern to the US. In February 2013 a US security company said it had pinpointed the existence of a unit within the People’s Liberation Army responsible for a number of cyber attacks against the US.


The Times also quoted James A Lewis, a cyber security expert at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, who said: “China does more in terms of cyberespionage than all other countries put together.”


“Blackballing Huawei from the U.S. market does squat to secure our networks and data,” Plummer told Dupré.  ”But it does create a nasty precedent that could be used against U.S.-based companies, all the more so in the post-Snowden age.  


“But it’s worse than that,” he said. “Blackballing Huawei means that Americans have sacrificed thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment, most of which has gone to Europe in the last few years (Google it).  For more secure American networks? Nope.

“Huawei is a $38 billion global information communication technology leader that sits at the center of a constellation of multi-company innovation, extending benefit industry-wide.  One-third of the components in Huawei’s solutions come from American suppliers – over $7 billion in procurements last year alone, supporting (indirectly) tens of thousands of American jobs.  But we threaten those as well with unsubstantiated libel?  For better data integrity?  Nope.


President Barack Obama is slated for a meeting Monday with Chinese president Xi Jinping in the Hague, during a six-day trip to Europe when reportedly, he will attempt to strengthen international opinion against Russia’s occupation of Crimea. Michelle Obama is in China with her mother and two daughters. Saturday she told students at Peking University’s Stanford Centre that web access should be “a universal right.”


The right to privacy, that NSA has violated globally, was not mentioned in the First Lady’s presentation.


Sources: Hauwei VP External Affairs, Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel, The New York Times, Before It’s News

Photo Credit: Huawei

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    • 4DollyMadison

      Roses for Dupre, for peeling off another layer of the onion for us. There is so much more to the Malaysian/Chinese plane’s disappearance than we will ever know, unless whistleblowers come forward. But something here is definitely NOT A COINCIDENCE; that is Michelle & the Girls in Bejing – and Obama will meet Xi-Jinping at the Hague on Monday??? Assuming the Joker-Tut has some human feelings towards these individuals of indeterminate backgrounds (lol), which I am sure he does, he is very vulnerable to coercion right now by the Chinese. This is an incredible situation!

    • paul brown

      This is interesting, but it does come from their VP for public relations, I believe (propaganda flack). It seems unlikely to me that Huawei is innocent. I doubt that any telecom company is innocent. The communications industry is swarming with spooks.

    • Deborah Dupre

      Does this have something to do with missing MH370?

      Huawei has 2 experts on passenger manifest – unidentified by the company. NSA/US gov. was already covertly targeting Huawei in a named operation…


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