Equifax Hack Shows China's Expanding Hunger For Data

By Ben Kochman (February 11, 2020, 9:52 PM EST) -- Federal charges alleging the Chinese military hacked credit bureau Equifax to steal personal data on nearly half of all Americans show the eye-popping scale of Beijing's spycraft, and reveal how even private citizens' sensitive information is now considered an asset worth grabbing.

U.S. officials on Monday announced that four members of China's People's Liberation Army have been charged with carrying out the 2017 heist of Social Security numbers and other sensitive data of more than 145 million Americans.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr also confirmed that authorities believe China to be behind another headline-grabbing hack: the intrusion into hotelier Marriott International...

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