Hackers steal traveler photos and license plates from US Customs (page 2)

A contractor for US Customs and Border Protection has been breached, leaking photos and other sensitive data, the agency announced on Monday. Initially described as “traveler photos,” many of the images seem to be pictures of traveler license plates, likely taken from cars at an automotive port of entry. Customs has not named the contractor involved in the breach, but a Washington Post article noted that the announcement included a Word document with the name Perceptrics, a provider of automated license plate readers used at a number of southern ports of entry. A breach at Perceptics was first reported by The Register on May 23rd, after the data was leaked to the publication by an individual using the pseudonym “Boris Bullet-Dodger.”... Continue reading…

Hackers steal traveler photos and license plates from US Customs

If you were wondering why it can be risky for governments to collect traveler images en masse on connected systems... well, here's why. US Customs and Border Protection has confirmed ...

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Engadget

Hackers Stole U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Traveler Photos

License plate images and photos of individuals who traveled in and out of the United States were taken in a malicious hack impacting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), according to a ...

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Gizmodo

US Customs and Border Protection says traveler images were taken in subcontractor cyber attack - CNET

Photos of travelers and license plates were taken in the data breach.

Mon 10 Jun 19 from CNET

CBP says traveler photos and license plate images stolen in data breach

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a data breach has exposed the photos of travelers and vehicles traveling in and out of the United States. The photos were stolen from a subcontractor’s ...

Mon 10 Jun 19 from TechCrunch

US Customs data breach sees traveler information stolen

Images of US travelers and their license plates have been obtained by hackers following a breach of a subcontractor working with US Customs.

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Techradar

A database containing photos of travelers entering and leaving the U.S. has been hacked

License plate images were also obtained in the hack on a subcontractor. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has revealed that a database containing tens of thousands of images of travelers ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos

When hackers compromised a Customs and Border Protection subcontractor, they walked away with photos of travelers and license plates.

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Wired Security

Photos of tourists entering US stolen in cyber attack

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

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