Have you been required to submit your information to the Biostar 2 security system? If so, your personal information — including unchangeable information such as fingerprint records — may have been exposed to unauthorized parties.
The impact of a data breach can be staggering, especially if it involves confidential, immutable biometric information such as fingerprint and facial scans. Data thieves too often intentionally hack into inadequately protected servers to steal personal information with the primary incentive of using that private data to commit identity theft and financial fraud.
Unfortunately, internet privacy researchers recently reported a major data breach in the security platform Biostar 2, a web-based biometrics lock system provided by the security company Suprema that uses fingerprints and facial recognition as part of its means of identifying people attempting to gain access to buildings. As noted in the Verge’s coverage of the breach, “The breach . . . included the fingerprint data of more than 1 million people, facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and other personal information of users of Suprema’s Biostar 2 security platform.”
Any potential data breach should be taken very seriously, as the personal harm that can result is limitless and may include fraud or identity theft. The attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP (“FBFG”) are committed to ensuring that sensitive data, like the information exposed by Suprema, remains confidential.
FBFG’s attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in value on behalf of data breach victims. If you or someone you know had personal information stored on the Biostar 2 system, please contact us to discuss your legal options.