Kaspersky researchers found that in the third quarter of 2019 alone, about 33% of the systems that use and store biometric data were targeted by malware attacks. Biometric data aren’t stored as securely as they should be, opening the door to theft and manipulation.
Plenty of attacks have occurred in recent years: In 2018, a malware tool scraped photos from social media and used them to launch sophisticated phishing attacks.
In Brazil, malware called CamuBot targeted bank customers, bypassed biometric hardware protections, and took over devices.
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