US Says Chinese Military Was Behind the 2017 Equifax Data Hack

The 2017 hack, one of the largest to target consumer data in history, was the work of four members of the People's Liberation Army, the Justice Department said.

  • Published 10 February 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history to target consumer data. The 2017 breach affected more than 145 million people, with the hackers successfully stealing names, addresses, Social Security and driver’s license numbers…

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