Huge database found leaking biometric, personal info of millions - Help Net Security

Huge database found leaking biometric, personal info of millions - Help Net Security

While working on a web-mapping project, vpnMentor researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered a publicly accessible database containing fingerprint records of over 1 million users, facial recognition information, personal information and much more.



The database is run by Suprema, a global corporation headquartered in South Korea, and it’s where information gathered through its web-based Biostar 2 smart lock platform is stored.


Biostar 2 uses facial recognition and fingerprinting technology to identify users and is used by various organizations to control access to secure areas of facilities, manage user permissions, integrate with 3rd party security ap ..