The 2017 Equifax data breach that exposed the identities of nearly every adult in America was undertaken by the Chinese Army according to the US DOJ which issued warrants for the arrest of four members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The sophisticated attack leveraged poor security by the credit bureau.
Recent US concerns about Chinese cellphone-maker ZTE producing phones susceptible appear to be just the beginning. Amazon uncovered a vast program by the Chinese to hack US-bound computer servers by installing a secret chip that unlocked them for the Chinese. The extent of the threat is unprecedented.