US officials claim China stole 'massive amounts' of data from Western companies

Mail Online | 1/22/2020 | Associated Press;Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
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US officials have accused China of stealing massive amounts of data from Western companies 'over the last few years' and is now urging foreign governments not to adopt its Huawei technology in fear of 'security risks'.

Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary of state for cyber and international communications, said the Chinese 'compromised the largest of the global service providers and cloud providers.'

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This allowed foreign hackers to gain access to the corporate databases of major, large companies, Strayer told reporters.

Strayer was in Paris along with a Justice Department official to convince France not to use Huawei technology from China, at least in the sensitive core of their networks.

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The data stolen by China is 'in some cases' given to private industries within the country 'to compete against' the companies they stole from, he said.

'So that happens on a regular basis.'

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This warning has been echoing around the world for months, as last May US president Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring a national emergency over 'threats against information and communications technology and services'.

The move aimed to spark a ban of US business purchasing hardware from Huawei.

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The US continues to convince other world leaders to join its side against the Chinese firm, but it has not been widely accepted.

Earlier this month, Trump’s London envoy left onlookers stunned after a heated row about Huawei spilled out into the lobby of 10 Downing Street.

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Shocked visitors arriving through the famous black door saw billionaire US ambassador Woody Johnson locked in a ‘passionate and highly charged’ discussion with British officials.

Boris Johnson’s team left furious after a White House delegation flew to London to warn Britain not to let the controversial Chinese tech giant supply high-speed 5G internet infrastructure amid espionage fears.

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Trump warned Britain that intelligence sharing would be put at risk if Johnson...
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