U.S. Customs says traveler images exposed in cyberattack
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says images of travelers — which it presumably collected at points of entry — have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack.
The federal agency said Monday that license plate images were also exposed in an attack that compromised a subcontractor's computer network.
CBP did not name the contractor. It said it learned of the data breach on May 31 and that the subcontractor had transferred copies of the images to its company network in violation of government policies and without the agency's authorization.
CBP said it has alerted members of Congress.