Italian State News Investigates Hikvision

By Charles Rollet, Published May 17, 2021, 07:57am EDT

Italian state news investigated Hikvision in a high-profile TV broadcast, saying it found Hikvision cameras "communicate with China" and singling out the company's Uyghur alarms and Chinese government control.

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This represents the most scrutiny Hikvision has ever received in Italy, where Hikvision faces zero restrictions and is installed across sensitive government and infrastructure locations.

Hikvision Italy President Massimiliano Troilo defended Hikvision while Hikvision HQ has refused to comment.

*****, ** ***, ***** have **** ** ***** calls ** *** ** restrict ********* ** *****, this ****** ******** ********* the *********** ** **** measures **** *** ****. In **** ****, **** examines **** ******* ** found *** *** ********* impacts.

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*** (**************** ********)** *****'* **** ** news ****** *** ** government-owned, ********* ** *** UK's ***.

"Eyes ** *** ******"

** *** **, *** News'****************** ** **-***** ********************* ** ********* ****** "Eyes ** *** ******":

Hikvision "****** ******" ** ***** **** ********* ***********

*** ******** **** ********* is *** "****** ******" in ***** *** *** deployments ****** "********* ********* for ******** ********", ****** that*****'* ************ *********** ******* ******** "*********" with ************:

In *****, ********* ** *** ****** ******. Over the years it has placed its own cameras even in strategic ********* *** ******** ********. The palaces of political ************, ******** **** ** ******** [*****] *** ********* [****], ******, *** *********** [...] But behind those 'eyes' are the security **** ****** ** ******* in 2017. Theyrequire *** ********** ** ********* *********** if requested by the government. [emphasis added]

***** ***** ******** **** month**** *****'* ******* ******** had ****** *,*** ********* cameras *** ********* **** of **** ** ****** sensitive ***** **** ** wiretapping *******.

********* ***** **** *** a "******** *** ********** Unit"*** *** ******** ** its *******, ********* *******, **** *****:

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Hikvision ******* "***********" **** *****

*** ******* ***** ******** expert ********* ***** ** "simulate * ***** ******" on *** *** "************* closed" ********* *******, ******* that **** *** ****** they "****** ************* ******** with ********* ********** ** China" (******* ******* ** Hangzhou):

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***: *** ********* ** disturbing. *** ******is ************* ******, but if you open it on the internet, such as for maintenance, in a few minutes you see thousands ** ******** ** *********** with the RAI headquarters cameras. The sensitive data of the people who enter [the building] thenare ********** **** *** ******* *** *** **** ***** ** *****

********* ***** - ************* EXPERT: ** ***** **** there ****configurations ** ***** **** ** ****** ******. This remote access does not happen in apassive, *** ****** *** [...] they communicate **** ******* **** ** **** ******** ***** ********** ** ******* ***** ********* ** ***** [emphasis added]

***** ** * ********* Manager *** ********* *** provider *** ********* ******* Synology, ********* ****** ****.

*********Italy **** *** ** ***** *******

********* ************* * ********* ****************** *** ******* "*** or *** *** ******** calls ** *** *******", blaming **** ** *** cameras' "*****" ********* ******* ************* *** ** ********************* ******:

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* ***** **** ***"calls" *** **** *********** *** ************ ** *** **** **** *** ************* *** **** **** ** *** *********** ** *** "*****" ****, which the device then continues to search by generating the "calls" encountered, compared to what should have been a programming for local use that does not include any "calls"

** ********, ****** *** program, ****** **** ** "didn't ****" *** *** calls **** ********* *** said *** ******* ***** have **** ****** ** "very *** ********".

Uyghur ******, ********** ******* ********

*** ******* ***********'* ******-********* ********** **** ******************'* ***** ********** *******:

******** ** ******* ********* throughout ******** **** ********** intelligence **** ******** ****** and ********** ** *** are *****, *********, *** what ********* *** ****** to [...] ** *****, in ********,Hikvision ****** ******* **** *** **** ******* ** ********* *** ********* of the people [emphasis added]

******* ** ********* ** in *** ***** ** the ****, * ******* state ******* **** ******** military ********, ******* ***************, electronic *******. ** **********, Hikvision ** ** *** hands ** * ***** closely ******* ** *** Chinese ****. *** ******** is **** ********, * member ** ********** **** the ******* ********* *****.

"I ***'* ***** *******"

** ******** ** ***** questions ***** *********'* ********** control, ****** **** "* don't ***** *******":

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*** ** **, ***** perché ****** ******* *** tutti * **** ************* incinese, ** *** ***** il ******, *** ***** il ******.

* ***'* ****, **** because ***** ********* **** all *** ***** ********** in *******, * ***'* speak *******, * ***'* read *******

****** **** ****** ******* anything ***** ****** *********:

*** ** ** ******** e ************ *** ** hocontezza ** ****** **** personalmente, *** ** ** contezza…ecco

* ** *** ***** of ** *** * honestly ** *** **** any ********* ** **** thing, **********, * **** no *********

********* *****'* ********** *** not ******* ****** *****, focusing ** *************.

"Like ******** ** **** ************ ** ******"

** ******** ** *********'* Xinjiang **********, ****** **** this *** **** ** accusing * *** ***** of ******:

*** ********** ********. È come ** ** ********* un ********** ** **** di ********.

** *********** ***********. **'* like ******** ** **** manufacturer ** ******

*******,** **** *** **************** ********* ********** *********, ********* ** ******** building *** ********* ******** police ******** **********, ***** far ****** * *****-***** provider ****.

Hikvision ** ******** *******

********* ** ******** ** comment ** **** ** well ** *** *** commented ******** ******* ** RAI's *************.

Threat ** *********'* ****** ****** *****

********* ** ****** *********** challenges ** ******, ********** after ***** ********** ******* ** remove *** *********** ***** ****** ********.

** *** ******** **** for *********, **** ***** not **** *** ******* politicians ******* *** * Hikvision *** ********* ***'* investigation, *** ** ******** country *** ****** *** sanctions ** ************ ******* Hikvision ** ****.

*******, ********** **** ***'* investigation ***** **** * growing **** *** *** company.

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***** ******, *******.

**** ********* *** *********'************* ******, ***, ********* ** the**********, ********** ******** *** reporter's ********* **** "*** ** **," ******* *** "* don't ****."

************ ******** *** ******'* response **** ******* ** Hikvision ******* ** *** Italian ****** *********** ******* home. ****** ********* ** "** ******** è *************** vecchio" ** "*** ******* is ************ ***" *** then ****** **** **** asked ** *** ********* cameras **** **** ** China, ****** ****** "* don't ****."

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"**** ********* *** *********'************* ******, ***, ********* ** the**********, ********** ******** *** reporter's ********* **** "*** ** **," ******* *** "* don't ****."

************ ******** *** ******'* response **** ******* ** Hikvision ******* ** *** Italian ****** *********** ******* home. ****** ********* ** "** ******** è *************** vecchio" ** "*** ******* is ************ ***" *** then ****** **** **** asked ** *** ********* cameras **** **** ** China, ****** ****** "* don't ****.""

*** ****** ** ******* if ** ****** *****'* know? ** ***'** ******** it, **** ** ***** and *** ** ******* of ******** **...** *****... We ******* **** **** he ****; ** **** to ****** **..****, *** I **** ****** ***?...***...**** isn't ********; **** *** be ******** ** *** fact **** ******* ** use ***** *******, ***** to ****** ****, ** so ****** ************* ** people ******* **** **** level ******** *** ***** made. ****'* ********.

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*** ****** **** ****, along **** ******* ** banned *********, *** ******

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"*** ****** **** ****, along **** ******* ** banned *********, *** ******"

***** ** ** **** to *** **. **** a ******** *** ** use **. **'* **** simple. ** ** ****** everything **** **** **** is ***, ***** ***** be ******* ****. **** make * ****** ** not *** **** *** think ** ***. ****** may ***. ***** ***** using **** *** **** a ****** ** ******* for ***** **. **** may ******* **********, *********, complacency, ****, ***********, ****, feature **** (*** *********, emotional ***** *** **** phone *** ********* *** of ********** ******** ** some).

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* **** **** *** decision ** *** ******* it, ****** ********* ** dahscum. ************* ***** *** a *** ** ****** / **** ****** *** still **, ** *** detriment ** ***

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**** "*************" **** ** Italian *** ** *************, to *** *** *****.

*** ******* ***** ******** expert ********* ***** ** "simulate * ***** ******" on *** *** "************* closed" ********* *******

*** "***** ******" *** actually * ********* *******, calling ** ** ****** is **********. *** ******* showed **** ******* **/**** outside *******, *** *** cybersecurity ****** ****'* ** in *****. ***** ********* thing ***** ** ******** the ****** *************, ***** he ****'*. *** ********* response ** ********* ****** by **** (***** ** also ********* ** *** RAI ******* *******) ***** perfect *****: **** ******** is *** ****** ********** (or *** ********** *** did *** *************) ** blame. *** *** ****** configuration *** *** ***** during *** *************? *** the *********** ***** ** questions ** *** ****** integrator?

****** *** **** "*************" another ***** (***** *** IPVM ****** *****'* *******) is ********: *** ************* expert **** **** "** ********** ****** *** found ** **** *******, performing ***** *********. **** is *** ********** **** a *********** ********* ****** [which ** *********** ** RAI **********] ** ** should ********** *** ****** for **** ******". *** *********** (*** has ** ********* ** IT *** *****************) **** adds "**** ******* **** ********** memory **** ******** * lot ** **** *** metadata" ***** ********* "* **** ** ******** recording ***** *** ******* to ** **** *** recording ******". *******, "***** ******* *** ******* of ******* ***** **** to ********* **". ** ****** *** given ** **** ********** critical *****, *** * found ******* ****** ***** this ********** ****** ***** parallel *********. ****** **** knows ***** **? ***** the ******** ** *** "investigation", * ***** **** is **** * **** issue.

* ***** ********* **** represent * *******, **** for ******* *** ********* reasons. *** * **** think "**************" **** **** are ******** ***************** ******* they ***'* ***** *** subject **** *** ****** it ********. ******* **** just *** ***** ** an ******* ***** *****.

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*********** ********, ****** *** your *******! *'** ******* reached *** ** *** cybersecurity ****** *** ******* on *** *** **** 'attack'. ** *** ** hasn't ********* *** ** he ****, *'** *** him ***** *** ****** you ******* **.

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******. ****** *** ** know ** ** *******. I ***** ********* *** him *** *****'* *****.

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*** *** **** ******* and ******* ** **** statement:

** **** ** ******* ** ** ** clearly **** **** ** the ***** ** ***** **** ** ********* checked *** ***** **** the ****** ********** (*** sistemi *********) *** ******* us **** **** *** “blinded” *** ******** ********** by *******. **** *** no ***** ******, ** the ***.

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***** *** *** **** reply.

*** ******* ** **** they *** “*******” *** outwards ********** ** *******

**** **** **** **** in ******? **** ***** have ****** ** *** camera ************* *** ********** with *** ********* ******** release ** ********* (**** linked ** **** ******). If *** **** ****** outwards ********** **** **** cameras *** ********** **** Hikvision ******** *********, **** would ** * **** issue, *** ***** ******* formally ************* ********* ********. But **** ****'* ******, so *** ******** ** so *** *** **** plausible *** *************: ******** connection *** *** ** (mis)configurations.

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****** *** *** ***** - *'* ***** ** contact **** ***'* ************* expert ********* ***** *** if * *** ** interview *** *'** *** him ***** **** ********.

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* ***** **** **** of ****** *** ************* on ****** **** ******* are **********. *** **** is *** *** **** issue, *** **** ***** be ***** ** *** electronic ****** ** *** manufacturer. *** **** ***** is **** ****** ***** be **** ** *** manufacturer ** * ********** CPU ** ** ********* (botnet *** *******, ****) or ** ******* *** data **** ********** ** the ***** (************, *****, anything ****)

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