If you’re one of the millions of victims of the colossal Equifax data breach I wanted to let you know that the US Attorney General today has announced criminal charges against four Chinese Army soldiers who, it is claimed, are the hackers who stole personal data from 145 million Americans.
Wu Zhiyong, Wang Qian, Xu Ke, and Liu Lei, are all said to have been members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)’s 54th Research Institute hacking team, and are accused of illegally accessed Equifax’s customer databases. They were named by the US Department of Justice today as Attorney General William Barr condemned a “disturbing and unacceptable pattern of state-sponsored computer intrusions and thefts by China and its citizens.”
The PLA hackers obtained names, birth dates, and social security numbers for the 145 million American victims, in addition to driver’s license numbers for at least 10 million Americans stored on Equifax’s databases,” said the indictment, adding that another 200,000 credit card numbers were also stolen.
I will keep you posted as we get more information.
All the best,
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