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Blunkett to press for cyberwar probe of BT's Chinese kit




Blunkett to press for cyberwar probe of BT's Chinese kit
Blunkett to press for cyberwar probe of BT's Chinese kit



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/28/blunkett_infosec/ 

By Chris Williams
The Register
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 
Chinese military.

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 
communications.

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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