U.S Intelligence hacked into email servers of tech giant Huawei five years ago , when the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S National Security , two Newspapers reported on Saturday.
Then in 2009 National Security Agency targeted Huawei and successfully got access to Huawei’s client list and email archive.
Huawei objects to activities that threaten network security, said William B. Plummer, the company’s vice president of external affairs.
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, Plummer said in an email. “The information presented in Der Spiegel and the New York Times article reaffirms the need for all companies to be vigilant at all times.”
Among the people NSA was able to read the emails of Huawei president Ren Zhengfei, Der Spiegel said. In January , the company rejected Der Spiegel’s report which said that its equipments were vulnerable to hacking. The magazine have reported that the NSA was able to install its “backdoor” in telecom equipments made by Huawei and other companies.
William Plummer, a senior Huawei executive in the United States said that the company didn’t know that it was a target of NSA.