Researchers discovered apps infected with Joker malware on Huawei’s AppGallery. The affected apps subscribe users to mobile premium services and were downloaded more than 500,000 times on Huawei Android phones.
U.K. government is starting cyber security reviews on Huawei amid U.S. trade sanctions to measure its potential for espionage using 5G infrastructure as a backdoor.
According to anonymous sources, the French authorities have decided to approve the use of Huawei equipment but only in non-core parts of the 5G network.
Huawei’s dream of becoming a leader in 5G networks remains on hold as new study found many of its employees had prior links to Chinese intelligence and worked in projects eavesdropping on citizens or scooping up valuable data.