U.S. indicts 4 Chinese military ‘hackers’ for Equifax breach
The US Department of Justice announced today charges against four Chinese hackers for breaching US credit reporting agency Equifax in the summer of 2016.
Speaking at a press conference today, US General Attorney William Barr said the four hackers are believed to be members of the Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA).
They four hackers were identified as Liu Lei, Wang Qian, Wu Zhiyong, and Xu Ke, members of the 54th Research Institute,a component of the PLA.
General Attorney Barr said the four stole not only data on US citizens, but also Equifax’s proprietary data.
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“This was one of the largest data breaches in history,” said Attorney General Bill Barr.