isBuzz News: Investigation Reveals Security Concerns After Ancenstry.com Amasses Sensitive Data

June 5, 2018 — A three-month investigation has uncovered a pattern of ‘breached promises to customers’ and security concerns, according to a news report in today’s Daily Mail.

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued by Information Security Buzz News disclosing that last year, cyber criminals managed to infiltrate RootsWeb, which is owned and operated by Ancestry. The hackers stole the login details of aorund 55,000 Ancestry customers who used the same email and password combination on RootsWeb.

Bad actors are constantly trying to engineer new ways of bypassing security measures; however, two-factor authentication still offers stronger security than the classic one-factor authentication. To avoid account takeovers with stolen username and passwords, two-factor authentication can be combined with other security layers such as passive biometrics and behavioral analytics, so that if one layer fails or is not reliable, another layer of security takes over, protecting the customers’ accounts even if the credentials have been stolen.

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