Hackers breach US license plate scanning company

From nakedsecurity.sophos.com

One of the US’s most widely used vehicle license plate reader (LPR) companies, Perceptics, is reportedly investigating a data breach after news site The Register was sent files stolen from it last week.

The company is probably best known for designing the licence plate imaging systems used at the US border crossings with Mexico and Canada.

According to the site, a hacker using the identity “Boris Bullet-Dodger” claimed to have compromised the company, providing a list of 34 compressed directories amounting to hundreds of gigabytes and almost 65,000 files as evidence.

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