Equifax’s “antiquated” IT units designed the hack easy…
The United States Section of Justice (DoJ) has indicted 4 customers of China’s People’s Liberation Military (PLA) for the 2017 date hacking of credit rating reporting company Equifax — an incident which led to the exposure of personal details belonging to 143 million people, together with 15.two million in the Uk.
The 9-count indictment names Wu Zhiyong, Wang Qian, Xu Ke, and Liu Lei as customers of the PLA’s fifty four Exploration Institute, a ingredient of the Chinese navy. It states they done an “organized and remarkably brazen prison heist of delicate information of virtually half of all Us citizens, as well as the challenging operate and intellectual assets of an American enterprise.”
Equifax Hack a “Sweeping Intrusion”
“This was a deliberate and sweeping intrusion into the non-public information of the American people,” stated Lawyer Typical William Barr.