South Sudan has accused Chinese telecommunications company Huawei of hacking on the government institutions and officials, reports said on Saturday.South Sudan Minister of information Michael Makuei Lueth told reporters that the Chinese company has hacked government officialsâ€™ e-mail and forged documents on behalf of the senior government officials.
The Minister has confirmed that the South Sudanese authorities have ordered a probe into the allegations of hacking into its systems.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I suspect that Huawei has been hacking many government officials e-mail and falsifying and forging documents on behalf of the senior government officials,Ã¢â‚¬? Makuei alleged.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Huawei tried to send a forged document to the president of the Export-Import Bank of China Li RuogoÃ¢â‚¬? he alleged.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Huaweiâ€™s Sullivan Chen sent an email to acting director general of information Paul Jacob Kumbo in hopes of getting a letter printed on official ministry letter-head, signed, and stamped so he could send it to China, the purpose of the letter was the postponement of the funding of the Digital Migration TV project,Ã¢â‚¬? Makuei charged.
Makuei said he summoned Huaweiâ€™s acting managing director and senior staff to explain the matter but none of them showed up.