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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "erroneously" posted names and other personal information belonging to more than 6,252 individuals seeking asylum in the US on its website earlier this week. The data dump happened on Monday morning during a "routine" website update, according to ICE. About five hours later, Human …

  1. Bitsminer Silver badge

    Separation of responsibilities

    WTF is a person with change and add access to the organization's website doing with authority and access to case file data or summaries?

    Really. Why?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Separation of responsibilities

      Deliberate, or by accident?

    2. trindflo Bronze badge

      Re: Separation of responsibilities

      As a guess, if you're only tool is a hammer everything starts looking like a nail. Privacy and decent IT practices aren't part of their mandate. Catching people is what they do. Data is optimized for accessibility. A very blunt instrument. I'm sure there are plenty of decent individuals that work there, but I doubt their humanity is what gets them raises.

  2. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    Free for 6 months...

    Their intimate data is now being transferred to a credit reporting agency for free identity theft monitoring services. If that agency gets hacked, it will be transferred to another credit reporting agency...

  3. Al fazed Bronze badge

    of all the

    stupid idiotic things the UK Go Vermin have done already or are are planning to do in the future, handing over NHS patient data to the organisation which is claiming to be capable of handling the information securely...................

    Aw for fucks sake, not again !

    Sod it, I do believe that no one in UK Go Vermins is actually taking any notice, or maybe they already know about this shit show and are hoping to get their payout before the shit REALLY hits the fan.............s


  4. Michael Strorm Silver badge

    *My* tax dollars at work?

    I wasn't aware that I'd even paid my taxes in dollars, let alone had them sent to the Yanks!

    1. Sherrie Ludwig

      Re: *My* tax dollars at work?

      Since this story is about a USA data breach, yes, it is enumerated in dollars. Perhaps every skim reader assumes every story about a government agency's misfeasance refers to their own government.

      1. Michael Strorm Silver badge

        Re: *My* tax dollars at work?

        The subheading was literally "Your [my emphasis] tax dollars at work". No, it wasn't my taxes, nor dollars at work.

        It was somewhat of a dig at the "Americanisation" of The Register- a UK-based publication that for most of its life presented itself as such and aimed itself primarily at that audience. However, in the past few years- and especially the past couple or so- they've clearly made a conscious decision to aim primarily at US-by-default audience and perspective and present themselves as such.

        (A bit of checking suggests that the redirection from the domain to ""- which it's safe to place as the most obvious example of the switch- happened during lockdown circa early June 2020).

  5. YetAnotherXyzzy Bronze badge

    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "erroneously" posted names and other personal information belonging to more than 6,252 individuals... The data dump happened on Monday morning during a "routine" website update...

    Why the quotation marks around erroneously and routine? If the author has evidence or a well founded suspicion that this was a deliberate act, then that evidence deserves to be shared.

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