Biometric Data leak reveals over 27m records

News Biometric Data leak reveals over 27m records


Feb 23, 2002
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Biometric Data leak reveals over 27m records - Suprema Inc's Biostar 2 suffers huge data leak

Over 27 million data records such as facial recognition profiles, fingerprints, usernames and unencrypted passwords have been found openly available on Suprema Inc's Biostar 2 biometric access control system servers. This security firm powers access control for over 1.5m installations, including governments, police and banks.

Two Israeli researchers working for a VPN company found unsecured backdoor access to this database, which is a major data breach for a security based firm. The full...

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