Chinese Military Accused of Hacking Equifax

Cyber-warfare is real.

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 2017 breach affected roughly 145 million people, with the hackers successfully stealing names, Social Security numbers and other personal information stored in the company’s databases.

The Justice Department on Monday blamed China for one of the largest hacks in history.

The four – Wu Zhiyong, Wang Qian, Xu Ke and Liu Lei – are members of the People’s Liberation Army, which is an arm of the Chinese military.

6 Responses to Chinese Military Accused of Hacking Equifax

  1. Jason says:

    At least their names aren’t

     

    “Wi Tu Lo, Sum Ting Wong, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Oh”

  2. Jason says:

    Oh yes, also don’t forget all the liberals decrying Trump being tough on China!  This is our trade “partner”…  think of how many of millions of dollars this breach has cost the tax payers, and the damage done to millions of American’s credit.

     

    I was directly impacted, my information was used to attempt to open two different credit accounts.  I now have to deal with all the fall out of that, and have to freeze and un-freeze my credit to protect myself.  The only good things about this is that the freeze process has been streamlined and is free… prior to this hack it was a nightmare that was only convenient to the credit agencies.

  3. dad29 says:

    The only reason that the Democrats like Red China is that Red China purchased Bill Clinton in his FIRST primary race and has been …ahhh…”helping” (D) pols in need ever since.

    The only reason that Republicans like Red China is because cheap manufacturing.

    <b>Haven’t yet found a reason for Middle Americans to like Red China.</b>

  4. Merlin says:

    The Turtle is extremely well versed on the subject of Chinese “diplomacy” in all its various forms. More so than the Clintons or Slow Joe, although Mitch works at a level of sophistication Dems are too impatient and greedy to achieve. There are many reasons McConnell always wears that silly grin.

  5. dad29 says:

    …….starting with his wife, perhaps?  The one who was a GWBush appointee?

  6. Merlin says:

    The current Madame Secretary Elaine Lan Chao, although I think her parents fled the Red Chinese for Taiwan before they got rich here. She has a much better resume than Mitch. I’m pretty sure her calls get returned before The Turtle’s do.

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