Poland arrests Huawei employee and a Polish man over spying allegations
January 11, 2019 | Brainwave Science
Poland’s counterintelligence agency arrested an employee of Chinese tech giant Huawei and a Polish national involved in Cyber business on allegations of spying. The news is expected to be another headache for Huawei, which has become enshrouded in controversy following the arrest of CFO Meng Wenzhou.
The Huawei employee is reportedly a Chinese national while Polish national- a former officer of Poland’s Internal Security Agency- worked for the Polish subsidiary of French telecommunications firm Orange. Polish public TV channel Telewizja Polska (TVP) stated that security agents searched the offices of Huawei and Orange in Poland and confiscated related documents and electronic data. The homes of both men were also searched.
Maciej Wasik, deputy head of Poland’s special service, said the operation that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects had been underway for a long time and was planned with care. He further added both the suspects carried out espionage activities against the country.
U.S. intelligence agencies allege Huawei Technology is linked to China’s government and its equipment could contain “backdoor” that would allow Beijing intelligence access for spying or sabotage purposes. European countries are also shunning Huawei network systems over data security concerns. However, all these allegations haven’t been proven yet.
Due to the allegation, Huawei has faced serious criticism from foreign nationals and experts. US allies including the UK, Australia, and New Zealand have also raised the alarm over the firm. Huawei has been blocked from taking part in the 5G networks of Australia and New Zealand on the back of such fears- a threat to national security. Norway and other European countries might follow the same step regarding the country’s new 5G telecoms network.
In December, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou, on the request of US authorities as part of an investigation into alleged violations of US trade sanctions, raising further tension between US and China after both were engaged in a trade war.
Huawei issued a statement from its Chinese headquarters that stated it was aware of the situation and looking into it.
It is reasonable to say that Beijing sees Cyber espionage as a necessity for its national strategy to grow economically and to become the most powerful country. In the world where everything is accumulated on a secured online platform, China sees this as an opportunity to steal classified information such as valuable trade secrets, confidential business strategies, technological secrets, and intellectual property.
Cyber operations from China were earlier majorly targeting and exploiting the US government but now European countries are becoming the victim of these attacks. China has opted for various innovative methods for cyber espionage. Several Chinese tech giants like Huawei help the government to achieve this goal. Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested by Canadian authorities as US believe that the company is involved in cyber espionage. However, in retaliation, China wrongfully detained 13 Canadian.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said, “China’s goal, simply put, is to be the world’s largest global superpower.”
Despite all the fingers pointed in one direction, Beijing has long denied any responsibility of Cyber espionage and instead blamed internal “criminals” and rogues. Losing valuable information and technologies can be a significant National Security threat to any country. The latest Chinese espionage case occurred when two Chinese nationals hacked US government agencies and corporation include the Navy and NASA. Now the question is what defense strategy would Poland opt for before it’s too late? How would they write the fate of the Chinese Cyber-attack? Several Chinese spies are detained in the past few years, but law enforcement personnel could not gain substantial evidence to back up their theory. With this limelight arrest, the Poland government and law enforcement personnel are under inexorable pressure to reveal the truth and identify the connection of Beijing being involved through Huawei in such Cyber-espionage.
It is understood that China has been successful in using Cyber espionage against the US government, its allies and major companies. Experts predicted that China will continue to challenge Western countries if necessary defense strategy isn’t opted by these countries. The arrest of Chinese spies isn’t the quick fix to this problem. Such arrests only increase the immense tension between China and Western countries. How to prove the allegation as all the crime-related information are stored inside the spy’s brain? The existing conventional tools like interrogations or polygraph which are opted by National Security personnel in such critical situation to gain specific information do not guarantee accurate results and are time-consuming.
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iCognative guarantees a high success rate and results in such national importance cases. This technology understands that lack of evidence can hinder the investigation, therefore, iCognative provide the scientific and legal way for law enforcement personnel to tap inside the human brain and reveals what specific crime-related information he or she possesses with over 99% accuracy. Poland
iCognative is based on the scientifically proven and approved P300 and P300-MERMER brain responses, which only activates when a suspect sees the information that his/her brain already possesses. In this case, Poland Counterintelligence agencies can conduct a 45-minutes iCognative test on arrested spies that can determine what specific information the suspect possess and trying to conceal from the law enforcement personnel. Information such as how Huawei is involved in espionage, what classified information was shared or stolen, was there an inside-person involved, do Huawei products act as a threat to National Security, what is the connection between Huawei and Orange, what are other methods used by Chinese espionage, Identification of other spies, how they are approached, etc. would be easily available to National Security personnel to investigate this case in the right direction once the test is completed. An assigned investigator uploads all the investigative details related to these espionage cases into the iCognative system protocol. The system records and analyzes the brainwave responses when case related and confidential information (called Stimuli) is flashed to each suspect on a digital screen in the form of phrases, words or pictures. With over 99% accuracy, iCognative technology reveals the truth behind this case and find the connection.
Brainwave Science’s iCognative can be the finest defense strategy for the Polish government to defeat the cybercrime that acts as a plague to the nation’s growth. iCognative is the only available technology that can easily detect and defeat espionage before it causes any harm to a nation’s interest.