More than a million people have their biometric data exposed in massive security breach

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More than a million people have their biometric data exposed in massive security breach

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 09:00
tripwire

A biometrics system used to secure more than 1.5 million locations around the world – including banks, police forces, and defence companies in the United States, UK, India, Japan, and the UAE – has suffered a major data breach, exposing a huge number of records. South Korean firm Suprema runs the web-based biometric access platform BioStar 2, but left the fingerprints and facial recognition data of more than one million people exposed on a publicly accessible database. Privacy researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered a total of 27.8 million records totalling 23 gigabytes of data, including usernames and passwords stored in plaintext.

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