Maker of America’s license-plate, driver recognition tech hacked, camera images swiped

The US Customs and Border Patrol today said hackers broke into one of its bungling technology subcontractors – and made off with images of people and their vehicle license plates as they passed through America’s land border.

The CBP issued a statement outlining how it learned on May 31 that the unnamed contractor, against Uncle Sam’s privacy rules and security measures, copied license plate scans and traveler pictures to its own network, only to have that network invaded by hackers and the data stolen.

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