LPRs manufactured by Perceptics are installed at all land border crossing lanes for privately owned vehicle traffic (POV) in the United States, Canada, and for the most critical lanes in Mexico.
The hacker stole hundreds of gigabytes of files along with Microsoft Exchange and Access databases, ERP databases, HR records, and Microsoft SQL Server data stores.
The name ‘Boris’ is not new for the cyber security industry, it is the name of the hacker who breached the IT provider CityComp at the end of April.
Stolen data include some databases and company documents.
“The file names and accompanying directories – numbering almost 65,000 – fit with the focus of the surveillance technology biz.” reads the post published by El Reg. “They include .xlsx files named for locations and zip codes, .jpg files with names that refer to “driver” and “scene,” .docx files associated with presumed government clients like ICE, and date-and-time stamped .jpgs and .mp4 files.”
Perceptics confirmed the incident and reported it to the authorities, the company did not provide technical details about the hack.
(SecurityAffairs – Perceptics, data breach)