Tag Archives: Sanctions

U.S. Banned Import of Several Chinese Companies’ Electronic Equipment

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that they ban telecom and surveillance equipment from Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua due to national security threat.

“The FCC is committed to protecting our national security by ensuring that untrustworthy communications equipment is not authorized for use within our borders, and we are continuing that work here,” said Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “These new rules are an important
part of our ongoing actions to protect the American people from national security threats involving telecommunications” (Source: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-bans-authorizations-devices-pose-national-security-threat).

The FCC is claiming that these companies – listed in covered list – are under the control of Chinese Government and creating a risk for national security.

At the beginning of the week, the British Government stopped installing made in China security cameras at sensitive buildings and areas. In western countries, possibility of interception and manipulation of communications has come to the fore frequently. It looks like sanctions like this will go on against Chinese companies in critical sectors.

Cisco Licenses on Sale in Russia Illegally

After many companies sanctioned Russia, Cisco announced that it would leave Russia in June. According to CNews, illegal Cisco licenses appeared on sale in Russia after this decision.

It is mentioned that there are several methods to use Cisco licenses illegally. There are cases when a government agency hacked a Cisco product with the help of an external company. It was stated that cryptocurrency is another method for obtaining licenses.

On Sale

Russian integrator Ramek-VS provides a service called UNLIC openly and calls it “the return of the stability of the Cisco infrastructure.”

An example of the service of Ramek-VS

Ramek-VS also guarantees complete confidentiality and the absence of legal risks in the Russian legal field.

To talk about how this is done technically, one of the sources of these licenses are purely hacking activities. And the second method is that they are registering these licenses somewhere in China or Montenegro not like Russian equipment, but as if to be used in Montenegro.