A company that provides the US government with license plate reading technology has been hacked.
The hacked Peptics company was once a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman. Perceptics primarily distributes license plate reading service, room cameras, and driver cameras in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Devices are commonly used at border crossings.
The cyber attack not only violated the data of Perceptics, but also posted information on the dark web. The stolen data includes a range of databases, company documents and financial information.
“We are aware of the problem and have informed our customers. We can ‘t comment yet because this is a legal investigation, “Peptics director Casey S. said in an online address to VICE Motherboard.
VICE Motherboard said it was contacted by a hacker named Boris B. who claimed responsibility for the attack. Boris claimed he sent the stolen data online and sent the news portal a link to the copied information via email.
Borisov previously took credit for the hacking of Germany ‘s XeonComp, a provider of infrastructure for large companies like Oracle and Volkswagen.
U.S. Customer Service has been using Perceptics services since 1982, and the company ‘s license plate belittling since 2002 has been used at all border crossings between the United States and Mexico.