Equifax Hack: Indicted Chinese Military Tells Trump ‘Stop Spying on Us or More is Coming’

‘Stop your cyber intrusion & surveillance,’ China tells US after indictment of Chinese military in Equifax hack

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RT/Moscow: Unlike the US itself, China does not engage in cyberattacks on foreign companies, a Chinese official has said after the US indicted four Chinese military officers over the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency.

The US Department of Justice has formally charged four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army of stealing personal data of some 147.9 million Equifax customers after getting access through a software vulnerability which the company failed to patch.

The Chinese government denied any involvement in the Equifax hack, saying its civilian and military personnel “never engage in cyber theft of trade secrets,” according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.

The official said Chinese entities often become victims of “cyber intrusion, surveillance, and monitoring activities” by the US government.

“We have lodged stern representations to the US and asked it to make explanations and immediately stop such activities,” he said on Tuesday.

The US considers China a strategic rival and has been ramping up pressure against it on many fronts in the last several years. Monday’s indictments identify the alleged military hackers by name, which is a rare occurrence that observers say is a sign of an increasingly tense confrontation between Washington and Beijing.


Source:  RT.com

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5 COMMENTS

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  1. We also have Equifax in Russia. An extensive database of credit histories of all Russians. And constantly there are massive leaks of personal data. Banks resell customer databases to each other or are sold by programmers. These technologies exist for total control over people. In Russia, we have the highest level of digitalization. Everything is already digitized. All this is very dangerous, because you can break the life of any person with the click of a button – to deprive money, honor, freedom. We are part of the global digital concentration camp.
    Five more years of such importunity, telephone spam and the intrusiveness of advertising and banking services, and you can throw away gadgets and go live in the taiga.

    • in my opinion Everyone is Still saying that it’s Still Not Clear Who did it AND then IF One understands Hacking then in a Hack ALL the Trails are Always misleading …… Who needs the Americans Enslaved and Further Entrapped ? Who Would need more information to ascertain how to Enslave Which One ? ……

  2. There’s a lot of interesting irony here, as equifax is a major part of the US equivalent of the Chinese social credit score. This is a gang who basically publicizes to all credit agencies if you miss a payment. They also would vote to bail out their own institutions while lobbying for legislation to have you jailed for non-payment of non-secured credit. The way it looks to me, is Equifax allowed the Chinese to do this, and probably got paid for it. Then, when they got caught, or simply told the admin, used it for another chip in Trumps basket. And remember, if any bank tells you they do not share your information, they are lying straight up. Right directly to your face.