Photos of travelers and vehicles crossing U.S. borders were taken from a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) subcontractor through a cyberattack, the agency said Monday.
“CBP learned that a subcontractor, in violation of CBP policies and without CBP’s authorization or knowledge, had transferred copies of license plate images and traveler images collected by CBP to the subcontractor’s company network,” CBP said in a statement.
The agency didn’t provide information on the images or how they were collected, but said “initial information indicates that the subcontractor violated mandatory security and privacy protocols outlined in their contract.”
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