by eSecurity Planet

In congressional hearings yesterday, Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE denied any involvement in Chinese government activities, including spying.

“Thursday's hearing was held as part of an investigation launched by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee to find if Huawei and ZTE posed a security threat to the nation given the increasing cyber attacks allegedly coming from China,” writes PCWorld's Michael Kan. “U.S. officials are concerned networking gear bought from Huawei and ZTE could in fact be used by the Chinese government to spy on U.S. activities and steal sensitive information.”

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