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

Gizmodo - Fri 14 Jun 19

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 ...

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

Daily Mail - Fri 14 Jun 19

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.

Hackers stole thousands of border-crossing photos from border agency

Arstechnica - Tue 11 Jun 19

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

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

Extremetech - Tue 11 Jun 19

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 ...

Tens of thousands of images stolen in US border hack

BBC Technology - Tue 11 Jun 19

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

Hackers Stole Traveler Photos From U.S. Border Patrol

Geek.com - Tue 11 Jun 19

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 ...

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

Techspot - Tue 11 Jun 19

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 ...

Hackers Steal Traveler Photos, License Plates From US Customs

Ubergizmo - Mon 10 Jun 19

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 ...

Hackers steal traveler photos and license plates from US Customs

Engadget - Mon 10 Jun 19

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 ...

License plate photos compromised after Customs contractor breach

The Verge - Mon 10 Jun 19

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 ...

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

Gizmodo - Mon 10 Jun 19

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 ...

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

CNET - Mon 10 Jun 19

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

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

TechCrunch - Mon 10 Jun 19

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 ...

US Customs data breach sees traveler information stolen

Techradar - Tue 11 Jun 19

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

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

Fastcompany Tech - Tue 11 Jun 19

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 ...

Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos

Wired Security - Mon 10 Jun 19

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