A California-based IT consulting firm claims that Huawei stole trade secrets and technology from the company and used a ‘backdoor to spy on Pakistan. Huawei also failed to honor a contract in which it was to provide technology to Pakistani authorities. The consultancy sued Huawei for the alleged crimes.
The US District Court in Santa Ana, California filed the complaint. It mentioned that Huawei and Business Efficiency Solutions, LLC (BES) started working together in 2016 to upgrade the IT systems available for the Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control, and Communication Center, (PPIC3) in Lahore, the capital city of the Punjab province.
The complaint outlined how Huawei used data from the BES to create and access a backdoor to obtain data that was vital to Pakistan’s security. This data was then used to spy on the citizens of Pakistan.
Huawei is also said to have acquired BES’s low-level designs for their system without paying them.
The Register stated that Huawei asked several questions regarding these allegations. However, Huawei placed no comment.