There are different ways to collect biometric data including iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, hand geometry, et al. This biometric data is usually more vulnerable to data hacking attempts as compared to other forms of data. And a new report by a cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky, reaffirms this fact. According to the Kaspersky ICS CERT report, one in three computers (37%) that collected biometric data globally faced hacking attempts in the third quarter of this year, reports NDTV gadgets.
A further analysis of the sources for these threats was conducted which revealed that Internet is a hotspot of threats for the biometric data processing systems. Threat that emerged out of these sources were blocked on 14.4% of all the biometric systems. “The existing situation with biometric data security is critical and needs to be brought to the attention of industry and government regulators, the community of information security experts, and the general public,” mentioned Kirill Kruglov, senior security expert, Kaspersky ICS CERT.