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ID Thieves, Blackmailers Have Lots To Gain In Ashley Madison Breach
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User Rank: Ninja
8/21/2015 | 3:58:30 PM
Re: Hard to imagine
What I find hard to believe is that anyone can be blackmailed with information that is already in the public domain.
User Rank: Strategist
8/20/2015 | 5:54:12 PM
Re: Hard to imagine
Avid Life Media's website home page has a tagline "Learn more about Noel Biderman." According to an Ars Technica article today, we may indeed learn more about the parent company's CEO - as some 19GB of his emails have now been dumped as well.

It looks like the Sony breach opened some eyes as to what is possible nowadays, and it looks like it will become more common to lie low and collect all that you can for a while. Instead of just hack-n-grab like what was common before. 

In the era of Big Data, perhaps storing credit card numbers, all manner of personal details repurposed as security questions, and emails in perpetuity isn't all it's cooked up to be - anymore.

Would be interesting to cross this db with the OPM db?

The only way AM comes back from this - is as a voyeur site <grin>.
User Rank: Ninja
8/20/2015 | 2:41:30 PM
Re: Hard to imagine
I agree, but one thing I was not aware of on this site is that not all the users on Ashley Madison are the unfaithful type. Some are just singles looking to find other singles with similar fetishes. However, not being a user of the site the data I am going off of is referenced here:


This fact alone may save them.
User Rank: Apprentice
8/20/2015 | 10:42:48 AM
Cybersecurity and the Intelligence Community
Grace and Peace;

My name is Michael, I am a researcher of IT. I hold a Bachelor's of Science with a Specialization in Visual Commuications...Please, do not be alarmed at my presenting my credentials its that I have really no other life outside of maybe, you too, trying to solve pressing issues that affect America. You do write quite well and have the appearence of some knowledge that could change the tide for the crooks.

I am with you. I am currently writing a report on Cybersecurity, the Intelligence community, and You: report two. As well I would like you to know from me that no matter what you do or run accross - do not give up. We are in this together. I really needed to read your article...Your article! Thank you! And keep the pace rigorous as we have been taught!


There is no time like the present,

M. Carter BS IT/Visual Communications
User Rank: Ninja
8/20/2015 | 7:28:40 AM
Hard to imagine
I find it hard to believe that many people will use Ashley Madison after this. While the site may continue to operate afterwards, who is going to use a service that demands secrecy, that cannot protect user data? It's good passwords were encrypted, but the fact that so much data is in the open and the fact that ALM didn't delete data after people paid for that to happen... I don't see it bouncing back. 

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