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US passport and visa database open to intrusion?

05
Apr
2016
US passport and visa database open to intrusion?
Image Credits: Reddit

Image Credits: Reddit

The Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), which contains over 290 million passport-related records, 184 million visa records, and 25 million records on US citizens living abroad, has been found to be vulnerable to cyber attack and possibly data tampering.

The discovery was the result of an internal review of the US State Department’s cyber defenses performed several months ago and, according to a Department’s official, “visa-related gaps” have already been fixed.

But according to ABC government sources, not all of the vulnerabilities have been mitigated and/or eliminated.

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