By Chris Williams
28th April 2009
Exclusive - David Blunkett is to press national security officials to
impose a programme of ongoing testing on equipment BT bought from
Huawei, the networking manufacturer with allegedly close links to the
The former Home Secretary plans to raise concerns at meetings "in the
next two weeks" that the equipment could be remotely controlled or
sabotaged in a future cyber attack, crippling critical UK
He argued that though there might be little perceived threat at present,
BT had "bought equipment from companies that may have an interest
somewhere down the track". Although he didn't name BT during his speech
at the Infosec conference in London this morning, he exclusively
confirmed the reference in conversation with The Register afterwards.
Huawei is a major supplier to the 21CN national network backbone
upgrade, which is scheduled for completion in 2013.
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