Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information
from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible database

The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial
recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and
personal information of employees, was discovered on a publicly
accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK
Metropolitan Police, defence contractors and banks.

Suprema is the security company responsible for the web-based
Biostar 2 biometrics lock system that allows centralised control
for access to secure facilities like warehouses or office
buildings. Biostar 2 uses fingerprints and facial recognition as
part of its means of identifying people attempting to gain access
to buildings.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms