Customs and Border Protection hit by data breach

Data including license plates and photographs of travelers crossing the borders has been stolen in what the agency calls a "malicious cyberattack."
0:55 | 06/11/19

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Transcript for Customs and Border Protection hit by data breach
Major breach of cut from the border protection data. Raising serious privacy question to agency revealing that tens of thousands of images the traveler than life in the plate. Have been stolen any malicious cyber attack our Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas. Has more good morning Pierre. Michael good morning new concerns today over privacy and facial recognition technology after that breach involving Customs and Border Protection. The agency quietly collects images of license plates and photographs of travelers crossing the borders. Now word that information has been stolen and what customs is calling a malicious cyber attack. Customs and Border Protection says a contract of violated security rules are transferring and storing the collected information on a private network. The contractor which is not been identified was an act. According to the agency so far no this information has shown up on the dark whimper and a net but very unnerving to know that so much information about all of us out there. And vulnerable Cecilia and Irving indeed okay Pierre Thomas thanks.

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