Inspector General’s Report Confirms CBP Contractor Was Hacked, Resulting In Sensitive Info Making Its Way To The Dark Web

Tim Cushing reports an update on a 2019 breach previously noted on this site;

Last year, a CBP vendor suffered a data breach affecting more than 100,000 people who had crossed the border at checkpoints. The CBP refused to name the contractor involved in the breach, but internal documents indicated it was Perceptics. Perceptics provided and maintained the system that photographed cars and their occupants as they crossed the border.

The vendor’s involvement in the breach has now been publicly confirmed, thanks to an Inspector General’s investigation of the incident. Sensitive information that was never supposed to be located on Perceptics’ servers was obtained by hackers and (partially) distributed on the dark web. [h/t Motherboard]

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