If it walks like an enemy…

Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

sinister man at computerA national defense analyst says a Justice Department report leaves no doubt that China is a serious enemy of the United States.

The Justice Department has announced that four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans. The 2017 breach affected more than 145 million people, with the hackers successfully stealing names, addresses, Social Security and driver's license numbers, and other personal information stored in the company's databases.

Attorney General William Barr calls the scale of the theft "staggering."

The four — members of the People's Liberation Army, an arm of the Chinese military — are also accused of stealing the company's trade secrets, including database designs.

"In fact, they stole mine, and I get notifications from Equifax acknowledging that," Bob Maginnis, a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council and author of Alliance of Evil, tells OneNewsNow. "The Chinese military have entire units that do nothing but use the Internet to steal intellectual property and go after our personal data for exploitation reasons."

Maginnis

Maginnis calls the Chinese a serious enemy.

"The Equifax robbery may reach 145 million people, but the fact is the Chinese have robbed us blind for many, many years," he asserts. "Fortunately, President Trump is tough as nails on these people, and he's beginning to make some inroads."

But the analyst reiterates that Americans need to recognize that China is an enemy. "They may sell us a lot of stuff, but they are definitely our enemy," he concludes.

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