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Software Used in FBI Biometric Database Contains Russian Code: Report

The allegations that Russia hacked 2016 election in the United States are known to many peoples.

Now a report shows that the biometric data of millions of American citizens may or may not be at risk of being compromised as the software used by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and 18,000 other American Law Enforcement agencies to store biometric data coded by the Russian company linked to Russian Government.

According to a report by BuzzFeed, a French company named Morpho ( previously known as Sagem Sécurité ) sold biometric software to FBI but did not inform the agency that software uses the code was developed by Russian firm Papillon AO.

BuzzFeed published the report after two former workers of Morpho spoke out that the authorities should be concerned about the presence of Russian code in the software.

FBI Russian Software Biometric

BuzzFeed also reviewed a 2008 contact between Papillon and Morpho regarding the purchase of the code that it doesn’t contain any backdoor or any Virus, Trojan, worm, and malware.

Papillon also denied the presence of presence of any backdoor in the code. However, the FBI did not reply to questions asked by BuzzFeed, they offered a statement in which agency said, “As is typical for all commercial software that we operate, appropriate security reviews were completed prior to operational deployment.”

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