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Israeli cyberexpert detects China hack in Ottawa, warns against using Huawei 5G

Israeli cyberexpert detects China hack in Ottawa, warns against using Huawei 5G (Breaches and Incidents)

The 2016 incident involved the surreptitious rerouting of the internet data of Rogers customers in and around Canada's capital by China Telecom, a state-owned internet service provider that has two legally operating "points of presence" on Canadian soil, said Yuval Shavitt, an electrical-engineering expert at Tel Aviv University. Shavitt told The Canadian Press that the China Telecom example should serve as a caution to the Canadian government not to do business with another Chinese telecommunications giant: Huawei Technologies, which is vying to build Canada's next-generation 5G wireless communications networks. The report described how China Telecom uses two points of presence in Canada and eight in the United States to take "information-rich" internet traffic crossing its network — part of the ordinary working of the internet, in which packets of data pass through numerous servers on the way to their destinations — and reroute it through China with no noticeable effect on customers.

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