Hackers have stolen photos of travelers taken by the US border agency

Whenever you travel to a new country, you usually need to hand over information about yourself, such as your passport. Some countries might even require you to scan your fingerprints, take a photo, and if you’re driving, you might also need to submit the license plate of your vehicle.It is largely assumed that all this information would be stored securely because it is personal information, but in the case of US Customs, it appears that they have recently experienced a breach in which photos and license plates of travelers to the US might have been stolen by hackers.According to a statement made by the US Customs and Border Protection, “CBP learned that a subcontractor, in violation of CBP policies and without CBP’s authorization or knowledge, had transferred copies of license plate images and traveler images collected by CBP to the subcontractor’s company network. Initial information indicates that the subcontractor violated mandatory security and privacy protocols outlined in their

Senator Presses Homeland Security for Answers Over Theft of Border Control Photos

Lawmakers on Friday continued to press for answers about the breach of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data reportedly stolen by hackers, an incident said to affect as many as 100,000 individuals ...

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Gizmodo

Privacy fears as THOUSANDS of images of drivers are available for download on the dark web

A new report has discovered thousands of images of drivers and vehicles swept up in a US border hack on the dark web. That's despite CBP's insistence that no images were on the internet.

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Daily Mail

Hackers stole thousands of border-crossing photos from border agency

Immigration agency reportedly collected the photos at a Canadian border crossing.

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Arstechnica

US Customs Loses Photos, Travel Docs, and License Plate Data in Breach

The agency points the finger at an unnamed contractor, which copied CBP data to its network where it was later stolen. The post US Customs Loses Photos, Travel Docs, and License Plate Data in ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Extremetech

Tens of thousands of images stolen in US border hack

Images of tens of thousands of travellers crossing the US border were taken, officials say.

Tue 11 Jun 19 from BBC Technology

Hackers Stole Traveler Photos From U.S. Border Patrol

A data breach of U.S. Customs and Border Protection has exposed the photos of people and vehicles traveling in and out of the country. Images transferred to a subcontractor’s network were ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Geek.com

US customs says images of travelers were stolen in hack on subcontractor

It’s unknown exactly how many images were compromised but, as reported by TechCrunch, CBP said the incident affected fewer than 100,000 people through a “few specific lanes at a single land ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Techspot

Hackers Steal Traveler Photos, License Plates From US Customs

Whenever you travel to a new country, you usually need to hand over information about yourself, such as your passport. Some countries might even require you to scan your fingerprints, take ...

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Ubergizmo

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