Rail Europe suffers three month long data breach, credit card details stolen

News broke yesterday that Rail Europe, a site used by Americans to buy train tickets in Europe, revealed a three-month data breach of credit cards and debit cards.

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Commenting on this, Ryan Wilk, vice president at NuData Security, a Mastercard company, said “This is exactly why so many eCommerce entities, merchants, and financial institutions are turning to multi-layered solutions that incorporate passive biometrics and behavioural analytics. With these technologies, even when consumer information is stolen, the breached credentials cannot be used to log into someone else’s account to or to make a fraudulent transaction. With these multi-layered solutions, verification is derived from hundreds of indicators based on the user’s online behaviour – not relying on a password or challenge questions. These behaviours cannot be mimicked by hackers, protecting customers and businesses from post-breach damage. Today’s news is a call to action for every entity handling customer payment data and other personally identifiable information.”