FBI Sounds Alarm China’s Rampant Personal-Data Theft

FBI Sounds Alarm China’s Rampant Personal-Data Theft
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China is engaged in massive data mining in the United States and likely has stolen personal information on nearly half of the entire U.S. population, FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed this week.

Chinese intelligence and government-linked hackers have conducted data collection operations, such as the 2017 theft of financial information on 150 million people from the credit bureau Equifax.

Mr. Wray said in prepared congressional testimony that hackers compromised information on “nearly half of the American population and most American adults.”

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