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China denies hacking after feds bring charges in Equifax data breach

China’s government denied being involved in hacking after the feds fingered four members of the Chinese military in the massive 2017 Equifax data breach. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Tuesday the country’s institutions “never engage in cybertheft of trade secrets” following the federal charges against hackers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army for allegedly breaking into the credit-reporting agency, exposing 150 million Americans’ personal information. Geng also turned the tables on Washington and accused the US of “engaging in large-scale, organized and indiscriminate cyberstealing, spying and surveillance” against foreign governments, individuals and enterprises. “China is also a victi ...