Huawei employees caught intercepting messages to spy for Ugandan government

This activity was discovered in two instances in both Uganda and Zambia. Huawei execs apparently didn’t know this was going on. Huawei has faced a lot of criticism over the last year regarding its potential security threat to certain countries around the globe, and thanks to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, its image in these regards isn’t getting any better. The Huawei employees used software called “Pegasus” to access encrypted messages — specifically those of Bobi Wine (a former rapper that’s now an activist). The messages were used to spy on political opponents in Uganda and Zambia. Huawei executives were apparently unaware that this was taking place. What you need to know

Some Huawei employees were caught intercepting messages for African governments. Huawei employees in Ugand… According to the report, a group of Huawei employees has been caught intercepting encrypted messages on behalf of two African governments so that they could spy on political opponents.