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Huawei accused of hacking and forging government documents in South Sudan, raises security concerns
TT Correspondent |  |  29 Oct 2014

Chinese telecom major Huawei is again in trouble for breaching cyber security on International level. This time it is accused of forging government documents and hacking government emails in South Sudan, according to a report published in Epoch Times.
Michael Leuth, head of South Sudan’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has sent a complaint letter of the same to the South Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Huawei attempted to send a forged document to Hon. Li Ruogu, the President of the Export-Import Bank of China on my behalf,” Michael Leuth states in the letter.
“I suspect that Huawei has been hacking many government e-mail and falsifying and forging documents on behalf of the senior government officials,” added Michael Leuth.
Michael Leuth said he summoned Huawei’s managing director and other senior staff on Oct. 10 “to come and explain their intention.” He said none of them responded. Leuth then requested an official investigation into Huawei and Huawei’s Sullivan Chen who allegedly forged the document. If found guilty, Leuth asked that Chen be deported back to China. He also asked that the Chinese embassy be informed.
“We are shocked by this Chinese private Company unbecoming behavior, which is tantamount to forgery,” Michael Leuth stated. “Huawei wanted to create confusion between our Government and the Chinese.”
The new case in South Sudan could be a major piece of evidence of security concerns regarding Huawei.
Huawei is banned for use by the United States and Australian governments. The British government also stopped using Huawei devices in January because of security concerns.

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