CBP Says Thousands of Traveler Photos Stolen in ‘Malicious Cyber-Attack
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was the targeted of a “a malicious cyber-attack” resulting in the theft of data belonging to thousands of travelers entering and exiting the US. The attackers obtained the data by breaching a CBP subcontractor that had put the data at risk by failing to adhere to security and privacy protocols.
The compromised information includes photos of thousands of people who traveled in their vehicles “through a few specific lanes at a single land border port of entry.” The affected pictures had been collected by the CBP over the course of about a month and a half. The agency says that it has so far not found any evidence of the stolen data being sold or leaked on dark web market places.