When we talk about the dark side, we see that there are concerns about the privacy and security of biometric data. A digital biometric threat is any threat to the security of a person that involves the manipulation or misuse of their biometric information. This includes the modification or misuse of unique identifiers, such as fingerprints, fingerprint patterns, iris fingerprints, facial recognition, and voice recognition.
These threats can be created, discovered or exploited by cybercriminals or cybercrime groups and can have a significant impact on an individual’s life, including cross-country or corporate cyber-espionage.
At the figures level, according to iProov’s Biometric Threat Intelligence Report, we found that the increase in the frequency of digital injection attacks was multiplied by five, while, if we compare the threats using emulators to attack mobile platforms, between the first and the second half of 2022, it increased by 149%. Figures that definitely attract attention, understanding that we are still at an early stage at the consumer level and force urgent action to be taken.
This is because biometric security and its possible cracks have gained popularity, so people are becoming more aware of the threats they encounter online, although we must keep in mind that cybercrime is an organization that seeks to be several steps. in front of users and organizations. These threats can be both computer and physical, and some of them can be as serious as identity theft, financial fraud, and even the hijacking of sensitive information.
Digital biometric threats can come in many different forms. For example, cybercriminals may attempt to gain access to a person’s biometric information, such as their fingerprint or fingerprint pattern, to gain access to sensitive resources. This may include using your biometric information or social engineering to create false identities or to access private information. This threat can also present itself as a critical danger for the integrity of the data, since, if the biometric information is modified, it can invalidate the authentication systems.
Additionally, digital biometric threats also include the risk of an individual’s biometric information being exposed through a security breach. If a malicious entity gains access to a person’s biometric data, they can use it for illegal activities or simply sell it on the black market. This includes unauthorized access to bank accounts, the creation of false identities or the theft of money.