Chinese telecom giant Huawei reportedly helping Russia fend off Western cyberattacks

Reports in China claimed that experts from tech giant Huawei have been in Russia in its effort to stabilise Russia’s internet network, which was subject to numerous cyberattacks by hacker groups.

Australian Minister for Defence Peter Dutton said that: ‘In fact, we’re seeing reports today that Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company, is providing support to Russia to keep their internet up.’ According to a report which was later deleted from a Chinese news website, ‘Huawei would use its research centres to train 50,000 technical experts in Russia.’’