isBuzz News: Walmart Partner Leaks Data Of 1.3 Mil Customers

March 21, 2018 — Leak Impacts 1.3 Mil Customers of Walmart

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by Information Security Buzz News disclosing that a WalMart partner has exposed the personal data of 1.3 Mil US and Canadian shoppers.

To protect customers who have had their information leaked, companies transacting online can implement multi-layered security solutions that don’t rely on static data such as credit card numbers, passwords or security questions. Not-so-new technologies such as passive biometrics are able to do exactly this: they evaluate a user’s inherent behavior online, so the companies know when a user is illegitimate even if the correct data – which was perhaps previously stolen – is presented. This way, online companies can render the stolen information valueless to cybercriminals, and thwart fraud attempts after a breach.
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