US Customs and Border Protection
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials disclosed they were victims of a breach through a cyber-attack on a contractor’s network, believed to be Perceptics. Breached data includes approximately 100,000 license plate images and traveler photos, which was discovered on the dark web and available for free download in late May 2019. Upon notification, CBP immediately contacted law enforcement authorities and members of Congress. According to a CBP official, the contractor transferred copies of the images to their network in violation of CBP policies. This is the second breach affecting DHS this year – the first affecting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in which approximately two million US disaster survivors’ personal information was revealed. Further information can be found in the Cyware article.