Breached license plate recognition provider back to work for CBP

Chris Burt reports:

Perceptics, the automated license plate reader company that suffered a massive breach of data it had collected under contract to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has agreed to new security controls and will be allowed to continue working with the agency, The Washington Post reports.

At the time of the data breach, an anonymous official said the data was being used to train a facial recognition algorithm, in violation of the contract’s terms. The system was hacked, and the hackers posted its contents online after attempting to extort ransom out of Perceptics.

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