Professor Christopher Balding, who conducted the investigation, concluded that about 100 Huawei employees had connections with the Chinese military and others who worked in hacking or telecom surveillance areas whose "background experience was in Questions of national security "stated. He identified Huawei employees who were described as "agents" of the Ministry of State Security (
Balding claimed, "The co-founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, held a senior position in
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Huawei is the world's leading supplier of n 5G base station technology.
The study also said Huawei employees may have been involved in the installation of secret backdoor access points to support the interception and interception of sensitive communications information on a Vodafone network in Italy a decade ago. But Vodafone denied this was a compromise within its network that could have granted Huawei unauthorized access to confidential information. It was found that a function used during the development was not removed, but in no case would have allowed a breach of data security.
The results that Professor Balding concludes in the study have not been independently verified because he does not share the database and describes only three profiles that he has edited to protect the identity of the individuals.
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Huawei claimed to have conducted a preliminary study of Professor Balding's study and "none of these so-called "CVs of Huawei employees" to verify.
] Regarding the study by Mr. Balding, the company hoped that "further research will be less speculative if they draw their conclusions."
Research does not necessarily prove that Huawei helps the Chinese state spy on Western governments or companies.
But the Balding study is likely to escalate the debate on cybersecurity risks and Huawei.
The study was authored by Christopher Balding, professor at