China has been accused of attempting to influence important people to support Hauwei’s assimilation into the UK’s 5G interface.
A questionable dossier reportedly assembled with the cooperation of former M16 spy Christopher Steele, claims high profile people were targeted to act as useful idiots for Beijing.
It was reported that the 86 page document stated politicians and academics were amongst those in the United Kingdom whose backing China endeavoured to obtain, and Huawei was said to be described as Beijing’s strategic asset in the report.
A spokesperson for the Chinese telecoms monster reported the accusations as groundless and stated they were part of a long-running US campaign against the company.
The spokesperson stated that they categorically denied the baseless accusations, which didn’t bear scrutiny and were regrettably the latest in the long-running US campaign against Huawei.
And that they were created to deliver maximum reputational damage to their business and have no foundation in fact, and it comes amid heightened tension on Boris Johnson from his own backbenchers to stop Huawei’s involvement over concerns that it presents a security risk.
The Prime Minister’s move to enable the company to set the Government at odds with the US, which had been repeatedly warned against the firm amid conflicts with China and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that US embargoes on Huawei were expected to have a notable influence on the firm’s ability to play a part in the UK’s 5G network.
He said he had received a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) report on the Chinese technology firm and would be discussing it with Boris Johnson and China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, later tried to banish concerns that Huawei’s involvement allows the Chinese state back door access into mobile networks.
And during an online press conference, he also accused some British politicians regarding China as a threat or a hostile country.
And it stated that politicians, academics and other elites in the United Kingdom had been targeted by China in an effort to achieve their support for Huawei’s integration into Britains technology infrastructure, and here lies the dilemma.
Because the word elite has lost its significance, its meaning and its purpose and these people are nowhere near elite in the English language sense of the word. But the Huawei saga isn’t about security, it’s about money and more money and Donald Trump said Huawei could run their business in the US but that he wants them to pay his government a few billion dollars first – of course, Huawei declined and there lies its woes.
But none of this is new and the weakest component of security is the human factor and the reason classification needs invasive and extremely thorough examination by the security services, and for employees to have access – sex, money and extortion are the age-old enablers, and because useful idiots can be bribed.
But then once the UK 5G network is installed, it will be run by British personnel and not Chinese personnel. So, does that mean that all British engineers will not know where the data is being sent?
It sounds like James Bond stuff to me! Well, this is fantasy land but on the other hand, we do have some fairly serviceable idiots here as well – mind you, Christopher Steele is a bit of a fiction writer for hire.
And this has got to be the machinations of someone attempting to destroy and divide the United Kingdom – has China bought the BBC too?
At the end of the day, China is all about business but other nations want our soul and there’s nothing unusual about these revelations – this is simply basic recruitment tactics of industry.
However, these useful idiots seem to be a motif at the moment, and these people are often utilised by controlling or sociopathic people in domestic situations to slander, malign and destroy, but be observant and on the lookout peoples, they roam amongst us, hapless and uncomprehending but potentially extremely dangerous.
And we should be frightened because if it’s not the Chinese that is attacking us, it’s the US or the Russians – it looks like foreign governments are attacking us, but we’re also attacking them and it’s spycraft as usual.
Everybody is spying on everyone and has been since before computers were connected to networks. The only difference is that US spies are possibly the best ones in the world, getting in and out without being noticed most of the time.
Hacking around the world are overall American hackers who simply exceed those from other countries. They were just more innovative, they learned fast and pushed the boundaries of what could be done.
Hackers from other countries were exceptional at learning precisely what was taught to them but were not as great at discovering new ways to do something or at putting previous lessons together to create a new attack chain.
That said, hackers from many other nations also excelled, the United Kingdom, Poland and Bulgaria, to name three. Hackers from Bulgaria were particularly skilled at writing malware, as were Russian hackers, surprise, surprise.
But more important was the way Russian hackers looked at hacking as a business, because the Russians are great at combining legitimate business models and frameworks with malware writing and hacking.
They further excel at cracking and using encryption, presumably for the same reason.
Israel is a unique case, not only does it have exceptional hackers, but they’re apparently the best in the world at defence, and it’s no wonder that many if not most of the best defence concepts and companies have come out of Israel.
And when you look at the most current hacking innovations, there are only a few a year, everyone else is mimicking, and they most usually start with American hackers. Not the latest malware or hacking kit, we’re talking about who’s cooking up ideas that haven’t been considered before and lead in a completely new direction.
Over the course of 20 years of hacking history, the United States leads in discovery by a mile. This is probably due to various factors. One, the United States had led the computer revolution since shortly after it began, that is, after Alan Turing.
The United States began the mainframe and personal computer revolutions with some level of computer knowledge, along with a standard of living that allows access to a computer, which is now part of our culture.
But the true difference is the American entrepreneurial spirit, which wouldn’t take no for an answer because we’re taught to challenge everything, our parents, our bosses and our politicians.
This ultra-competitive behaviour carries over to hacking because Americans are always looking for a better way to do something, including breaking into areas electronically, although that’s not saying that other countries don’t have great hackers or come up with innovative hacking techniques, but if you’re looking for clever new lines of attack, you’d be remiss if you didn’t check out the US hacker scene first.
This isn’t conclusive, but the United States probably has the biggest offensive cyber capability in the world, and seemingly we have at least tens of thousands of hackers working for the US government and billions of dollars are spent on offensive hacking.
The most news you hear about in the United States is hacking linked to the National Security Agency (NSA), and in numerous leaked documents, you’ll discover a treasure trove of clever hacking tools.
There are catalogues from which spies can pick the latest gadget guaranteed to gain unrestricted, almost undetectable access – this is hacking innovation at its most extreme.
Outside the nefarious slip, you’ll seemingly never learn about a country, company, or person who’s been hacked by the US government, and if you think about it, billions are being spent on state-sponsored hacking, which apart from one NSA whistleblower’s disclosures, are practically never discovered or reported.
This is pretty scary and an unwarranted intrusion which is apparently happening millions of times a day, led by different parties throughout the world, but let’s quit pointing fingers and seeking to alarm people because one country is found spying on another country.
It’s being done by all sides, and in all probability, the United States is doing more of it better than anyone.