US Attorney General William Barr called the alleged hacks “an organised and remarkably brazen criminal heist of sensitive information”. Photo: AP

US charges four members of Chinese military with ‘organised and brazen’ hacking of Equifax credit agency

  • US Justice Department blames Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history, which affected roughly 145 million people in 2017
  • ‘We remind the Chinese government that we have the capability to remove the internet’s cloak of anonymity,’ Attorney General William Barr says
Topic |   Cybersecurity

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US Attorney General William Barr called the alleged hacks “an organised and remarkably brazen criminal heist of sensitive information”. Photo: AP
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.