Cyberwarfare alert: The new wired battlefields
- With Huawei remaining in the spotlight, here’s a recounting of three biggest instances of cyberwarfare by governments
- Stuxnet, the first recorded act of cyberwarfare on real-world infrastructure by a government, targeted Iran’s nuclear facility
On 1 December 2018, Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co.’s deputy chairwoman and chief financial officer Meng Wangzhou was arrested in Canada at the request of the US, which accuses the company of violation of US sanctions on Iran. At the time of writing, she is awaiting extradition to the US amid a diplomatic battle between China and Canada. More recently, Wang Weijing, a sales director at Huawei in Poland, was arrested on charges of spying. The company was quick to fire Wang, saying that the allegations against him had nothing to do with Huawei.
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