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Photos Of Travelers Coming In And Out Of The US Have Been Hacked And Stolen

A Border Patrol database of traveler photos and license plate images was “compromised by a malicious cyber-attack.” 

A US Customs and Border Protection subcontractor suffered a data breach that exposed the photos of tens of thousands of travelers coming in and out of the United States, the agency revealed Monday, in what it described as a “malicious cyber-attack.”

The database of identifying traveler photos and license plate images had been transferred to a CBP subcontractor’s network without the federal agency’s authorization or knowledge, CBP explained. The subcontractor’s network was then hacked, though CBP said its own systems had not been compromised.

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