Mexico US border The U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana, Mexico. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Another data exposure, this time involving 100,000 photos from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection subcontractor; and the lasting impact of the 2017 Equifax breach were recent cybersecurity news highlights.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection subcontractor experienced a data breach exposing the photos of tens of thousands of travelers coming in and out of the United States, the agency revealed in what it described as a “malicious cyber-attack.” The transfer of identifying traveler photos and license plate images to a subsequently-hacked CBP subcontractor’s network occurred without the federal agency’s authorization or knowledge, CBP explained.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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