NSA is in the Corporate Espionage Spy Business
It is certain that from the pattern and targets of NSA spying, that trade secrets from corporations from other countries is another objective of its clandestine activities.
“At the beginning of 2009, the NSA began an extensive operation, referred to internally as ‘Shotgiant,’ against the company, which is considered a major competitor to US-based Cisco”, the German magazine reported.
“The company produces smartphones and tablets, but also mobile phone infrastructure, WLAN routers and fiber optic cable -- the kind of technology that is decisive in the NSA's battle for data supremacy.”
Der Spiegel says “A special unit with the US intelligence agency succeeded in infiltrating Huwaei's network and copied a list of 1,400 customers as well as internal documents providing training to engineers on the use of Huwaei products, among other things.” source: