The United state of America has reportedly charged four Chinese military officers over the cyber-attack of credit score giant Equifax.
In 2017 more than 147 million Americans were affected when the alleged hackers, who are members of the Chinese Liberation Army (PLA), stole personal data with addresses and names.
A few UK and Canadian customers were also affected from the hack.
Attorney General William Barr revealed “this was one of the largest data breaches in history.”
Equifax reported that hackers accessed the information between mid-May and the end of July 2017 was when the company realized there had been a breach.
The credit rating company has the informations of more than 820 million consumers as well as data on 91 million businesses.
In a statement Mr Barr said that it was a deliberate and sweeping intrusion into the private details of Americans.
“Today we hold PLA hackers responsible for their criminal actions, and we remind the Chinese government that we have the ability to take off the internet’s cloak of anonymity and find the hackers that nation repeatedly used against us,” he said.