China-backed hackers charged in massive Equifax data breach


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China-backed hackers charged in massive Equifax data breach



The Justice Department has charged four Chinese military officials in the massive 2017 Equifax data breach. Nearly 150 million people were affected as the hackers stole names, addresses, credit card and Social Security numbers. CBS News chief Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN with the latest.

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  1. China – backed hackers charged in massive Equifax data breach…(purpose?).
    China accumulative U.S. Information warfare facts:

    1. Banking system and total current transaction information.

    2. Corporate engineer investment strategy for U.S. national defense.

    3. Corporate Intellectual property for marketing.

    4. NASA classified information for U.S. national defense.

    5. Potential recruits for the Chinese spy agencies.

    6. Political parties connection information.

    7. Residential home smart appliance devices…(power grid shut off timing).

    8. U.S. political voters preferences and campaign funds.

    9. U.S. driver vehicle tech information.

    10. U.S. residence addresses.

    China will use Artificial Intelligence to initiate their best strategic offense based on
    an effective counter measure to combat China's loss of trade leverage against the United States.

    Example:

    1. U.S. sanctions hurt China.

    2. U.S. interference with Hong Kong hurt China.

    3. U.S. Intellectual Property agreement hurt China market dominance.

    4. Corona virus causes loss of economy hurt China.

    5. China fears an economic banking system crash.

    China will attempt to balance the scale with the United States.

    Example:

    1. China could destroy the U.S. power grid system.

    2. China could interfere with U.S. banking transaction system.

    3. China could siphon $trillions from the U.S. treasury.

    4. China could interfere with U.S. satellite communication system.

    China executes strategic offensive to gain economic leverage without a major war with the United States.

    China knows the United States will not wage war according to

    U.S. Congress War Powers Act restricting use of…

    Declaration of War unless the United States is under military…

    foreign attack!

    As the United States tries to recover, chaos ensues with mass

    hysteria and confusion due to China's A.I. calculated strategy.

    The United States must be ready to counter the offense with a

    possible China – Russia alliance timed A.I. deployed strategy.

  2. i was thinking how US know that 4 hacker?
    and……they dint tell how they hack….its much have the way to do it….

    and…….WOW US hacked by China again!!!!?? when did china have such tech to do this?

  3. as usual. no evidence shown that chinese did anything. just an accusation. sure it wasn't the russians? the iranians? the venezualans? i dont believe anything the us gov says about anything. nor cbs for that matter. cbs and all the other mainstream media outlets are nothing more than gov propaganda mouthpieces

  4. I dont have Credit. Why the F*** should Equifax get my data in the first place through so called legal sources. They also sell your data which they will deny of course. This is no surprise at all. Face Book just get a slap on on wrist and gave a green light to China. China, Russia and America doing it all the time. Nothing is going to change.

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