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April 27, 2020
Kate O'Keeffe / Wall Street Journal

Kate O'Keeffe / Wall Street Journal  
FCC Orders Four Chinese State-Owned Telecom Companies to Defend Themselves Against Allegations They Are Controlled by Chinese Government

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered four Chinese state-owned telecommunications operators, China Telecom, China Unicom, Pacific Networks, and ComNet, to explain why it shouldn’t withdraw permission for them to operate in the U.S., paving the way for likely license revocations. Both Pacific Networks and ComNet are controlled by the Chinese corporation Citic Group. The FCC said its orders “the companies to demonstrate that they are not subject to the influence and control of the Chinese government.” The FCC further instructed China Telecom to respond to allegations made against it by other U.S. regulators who this month accused it of presenting national security risks and who recommended its licenses to operate in the U.S. be revoked. The concern surrounding all these potential license revocations is that the firms will embed surveillance or other malware into their wares to spy on American government offices or private firms.

June 26, 2019
Kate O’Keeffe and Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal

Kate O’Keeffe and Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal  
Huawei’s Gear Has Far More Exploitable Flaws Than That of Its Rivals, Half of Firmware Images in Enterprise Networks Devices Contain at Least One Exploitable Vulnerability, Report

Extensive cybersecurity flaws found in controversial Chinese telecom tech giant Huawei’s gear and a pattern of poor security decisions purportedly made by the firm’s engineers were found by researchers at cybersecurity firm Finite State. The researchers found that over half of the nearly 10,000 firmware images encoded into more than 500 variations of Huawei enterprise network-equipment devices tested contained at least one exploitable vulnerability, far higher than the average number of flaws found in devices manufactured by Huawei’s rivals Arista Networks and Juniper Networks. In one instance, Huawei’s network switch registered a 91% risk percentile for the number of credentials with hard-coded default passwords compared against all of Finite State’s entire firmware data set. White House officials who reviewed the Finite State report said the findings revealed flagrant violations of standard protocols such as using hardcoded user names and passwords encoded into firmware.

May 25, 2019
Chuin-Wei Yap, Dan Strumpf, Dustin Volz, Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha / Wall Street Journal

Chuin-Wei Yap, Dan Strumpf, Dustin Volz, Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha / Wall Street Journal  
Huawei Reportedly Scrutinized Hardware of Rivals in Spy-Proof Chambers Off Limits to U.S. Employees Sparking Fears of Chinese State Collaboration Among Intelligence Officials

A host of intellectual property theft lawsuits and allegations surround the business of controversial Chinese telecom and tech giant Huawei’s business, from the science behind 5G signals to the music in Huawei’s smartphones to the text in user manuals to technology that supports artificial-intelligence applications. According to sources, Huawei reportedly scrutinized the hardware of its rivals in spy-proof electronically secured rooms in Texas and elsewhere around the United States that were off limits to American employees, leading intelligence officials to believe Huawei was handling information more like a state intelligence service, with regimented tiers of secrecy, while relying on a protected communications channel with Beijing. The potential riches U.S. companies could make off of Huawei’s cheaper technology persuaded many U.S. business executives doing deals with Huawei to forgo making official complaints about commercial secrets theft even as they privately sought help from U.S. officials.

February 10, 2020
Aruna Viswanatha, Dustin Volz and Kate O’Keeffe / Wall Street Journal

Aruna Viswanatha, Dustin Volz and Kate O’Keeffe / Wall Street Journal  
U.S. Indicts Four Members of China’s People’s Liberation Army on Nine Counts Related to Equifax Breach

Following a federal grand jury in Atlanta returning a nine-count indictment last week, the Justice Department indicted four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army have on charges of hacking into credit rating agency Equifax and plundering sensitive data on nearly 150 million Americans as part of a massive heist that also stole trade secrets from the credit reporting agency. Equifax agreed to a $700 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to compensate victims. However, a cash payout of $125 per consumer was diminished substantially due to the volume of consumers looking to redeem the offer. FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich said the data could be used to target U.S. officials for counterintelligence purposes, although he conceded the bureau has no evidence that this has occurred.

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Techmeme Chatter (@TechmemeChatter) | Twitter: @iblametom: US published images of the defendants in the Equifax hack indictment, two in their Chinese military uniform…https://t.co/065yO8xcLL pic.twitter.com/1iPJg5rIvB
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@FBI: A federal grand jury has indicted four members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army for allegedly hacking into the computer systems of a credit reporting agency and stealing the personal data of 145 million Americans. http://ow.ly/YWCk50yikPk
@FBI: Wu Zhiyong, Wang Qian, Xu Ke, and Liu Lei face charges of computer fraud, economic espionage, and wire fraud for their role in one of the largest thefts of personally identifiable information by state-sponsored hackers ever recorded. http://ow.ly/QnOk30qgyCG
@iblametom: Meanwhile, people are still trying to figure out how to get a payout... https://forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/02/10/chinese-government-hackers-charged-with-massive-equifax-hack/
@auburnosint: Significant move by DOJ. Expect this approach to become more common. This restricts the indicted the ability to travel freely and begins the financial leverage on associated companies that will be brought to bear in coming weeks and months.
@dalperovitch: Great work by @FBI and @TheJusticeDept on this investigation!
@appsecbloke: So, finally we learn who the @Equifax popping is attributed to and like no one is at all surprised. Or cares, because the attribution for not preventing it remains with Equifax.
@kimzetter: The timing of this makes me wonder if DoJ intentionally withheld going public with the indictment until after Equifax reached its settlement agreement https://ftc.gov/enforcement/ca
@zackwhittaker: Equifax statement. (It would've been nice had Equifax at least acknowledged its own massive fuckups that led to the breach in the first place.) A House report in 2018 that the breach was "entirely preventable" had Equifax bothered to patch its systems. https://tcrn.ch/2zPkPqI
@rayRedacted: I went on the record in September 2017, January 2018, and February 2019 that Equifax was breached by China. According to the DoJ, we now know that this was correct.
@alfredwkng: In a statement, Equifax's CEO said that it was "increasingly difficult" to protect against nation-state hackers. Just a reminder that Equifax's hack happened because of a months-old vulnerability that it failed to patch, not a sophisticated 0-day:
@TheHackersNews: The 4 accused Chinese military hackers are charged for their role in "one of the largest thefts of personally identifiable information by state-sponsored hackers ever recorded." Wu Zhiyong (???) Wang Qian (??) Xu Ke (??) Liu Lei (??)
@adamjanofsky: TIME Chinese Military Hackers Charged With Stealing Millions of Americans’ Info From Equifax (WASHINGTON) — Four Chinese military hackers have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department announced Monday. + Related: Task & Purpose, CNBC, Voice of America, Hacker News: Newest, Wall Street Journal, @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter, @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter, Tweets Influencers, AP Top News, Tweets Influencers, Thomas Brewster - Forbes, POLITICO, Axios, AP Breaking News, AP Breaking News, Axios, CNBC, CNET, BBC News - World, @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter, The Seattle Times, Inquirer.com, Miami Herald, TechCrunch, @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter, @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter Related: Task & Purpose: Navy Russian linguist finds her fit at Republic Services CNBC: Justice Department indicts four members of China's military for Equifax hack Voice of America: US Charges 4 Chinese Nationals with Hacking Equifax Hacker News: Newest: Chinese Military Personnel Charged for Hacking into Equifax Wall Street Journal: Members of China's Military Indicted for Equifax Breach @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter: @snlyngaas: BREAKING: DOJ to announce charges against four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for allegedly hacking Equifax. @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter: @snlyngaas: BREAKING: DOJ to announce charges against four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for allegedly hacking Equifax. Tweets Influencers: @ericgeller: BREAKING: Federal prosecutors charge four Chinese PLA officers with hacking Equifax in one of the largest data breaches in history. Nine-count indictment.Press conference about to start. https://t.co/TjLeCED7EO AP Top News: Alert: Justice Department charges four Chinese hackers with breaking into computer networks of Equifax, stealing personal data Tweets Influencers: @etuckerAP: WASHINGTON (AP) _ Justice Department charges four Chinese hackers with breaking into computer networks of Equifax, stealing personal data Thomas Brewster - Forbes: Chinese Government Hackers Charged With Massive Equifax Hack POLITICO: U.S. charges Chinese spies with massive Equifax hack Axios: Justice Department indicts 4 Chinese military members for Equifax breach AP Breaking News: US charges 4 Chinese military hackers in Equifax breach AP Breaking News: US charges 4 Chinese military hackers in Equifax breach Axios: Justice Department indicts 4 Chinese military members for Equifax breach CNBC: Justice Department indicts four members of China's military for Equifax hack CNET: Justice Department charges Chinese nationals over Equifax hack BBC News - World: US charges four Chinese military 'hackers' @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter: @rootsecdev: US charges 4 Chinese military hackers in Equifax breach https://t.co/u6ixjoqzmo The Seattle Times: US charges 4 Chinese military hackers in Equifax breach Inquirer.com: U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in Equifax breach Miami Herald: US charges 4 Chinese military hackers in Equifax breach TechCrunch: Justice Dept. charge China-backed hackers over Equifax breach @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter: @AdamJanofsky: BIG news on the Equifax breach: "This was an organized and remarkably brazen criminal heist of sensitive information of nearly half of all Americans... by a unit of the Chinese military" DoJ says https://t.co/76xUmehN6c @RayRedacted/InfoSec: Top 100 Tweeters on Twitter: @AdamJanofsky: BIG news on the Equifax breach: "This was an organized and remarkably brazen criminal heist of sensitive information of nearly half of all Americans... by a unit of the Chinese military" DoJ says https://t.co/76xUmehN6c
@kennwhite: "PLA...attackers ran approximately 9,000 [SQL] queries on Equifax's system. [Then] created an archive containing 49 directories. Once created...split it into 600MB segments which were then downloaded from the Equifax network to a Dutch server via HTTP." https://justice.gov/opa/press-rele
@kevincollier: While I think most cyber experts would agree that if the PLA was dead set on breaching Equifax they probably would eventually find a way in, @MarkWarner 's calls out how Equifax really didn't put up much of a fight.
@dnvolz: Overlooked moment in the DoJ press conference today: Barr linked the Marriott breach to the Chinese. I believe that is the first time the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged a connection to Beijing. https://wsj.com/articles/four-
@vermontgmg: DOJ announcement of Chinese hackers ties together whole series of state-sponsored data thefts: OPM, Marriott, Anthem, and Equifax. Huge pool of data, will take decades to undo damage to US intelligence.
@Lorenzofb: The US has accused Chinese military officers of being behind the disastrous Equifax data breach. Let’s not forget that the company had awful security and was warned this could happen.