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Hackers stole a US Customs and Border Patrol facial recognition database

Hackers stole a US Customs and Border Patrol facial recognition database

Data from facial recognition scans performed by US Customs and Border Patrol on travelers crossing at an unnamed lander border point (an anonymous source says it’s a US-Canada crossing) have been stolen by hacker or hackers unknown. The CBP doesn’t know how many records were leaked, but estimates the number at less than 100k. The CBP refused to state which contractor breached the data, but the memo it sent to the Washington Post about the breach was titled “CBP Perceptics Public Statement” and since Perceptics is a CBP contractor that does facial recognition (as well as license plate cameras and…

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