Photos of travelers were taken in a data breach

Hackers managed to steal biometric data collected by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. The Washington Post reported that images of people’s faces and license plates were lost in the attack, which can be used to construct identity theft. Loss of biometric information is especially dangerous due to their permanence; once lost, they present a persistent threat. The CBP reported that fewer than 100,000 people were impacted in its initial report, highlighting the dangers of mishandling sensitive information.  

Here is a link to the complete story by Drew Harwell and Geoffrey A. Fowler June 10, 2019 of the Washington Post

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