The U.S. Department of Justice has announced four members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army have been charged in relation to the 2017 Equifax data breach. The charges include computer fraud, economic espionage and wire fraud related to their unauthorized access to the Equifax database containing the personal information of at least 145 million Americans. "This was a deliberate and sweeping intrusion into the private information of the American people," U.S. Attorney General William Barr said. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has issued a proposal mapping an overhaul of the Federal Trade Commission and its enforcement powers over big tech companies.
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