If you use Ashley Madison service in the past you need to put an alert to your credit card right away. And make sure your wife will not find out. Their slogan “Life is short. Have an Affair” really speaks for their service, too bad many of these female accounts are faked anyway. Yeah you been scammed and added insult to injury, you’re information is out for sale to the highest bidder.
“The attackers, calling themselves “Impact Team,” threatened to leak registered users’ details unless Ashley Madison and its sister website Established Men were shut down permanently. Avid Life Media Inc., the owner of Ashley Madison, announced after the hackers leaked some sample data that investigations had been launched both by the company and law enforcement agencies.”
“Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men. We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data,” the hackers wrote in a statement containing a link to a 10 gigabyte file distributed via torrent sites.
And from CNN. Someone has even created a custom Google Map that displays some of AshleyMadison.com users’ addresses registered with the website.
“Some people were idiotic enough to sign up using company and government work email addresses, making them especially easy to positively identify. Our quick review found 6,904 addresses linked to the Canadian and American governments, plus another 7,239 in the U.S. Army, 3,531 in the Navy, 1,114 Marines and 628 in the Air Force.” (2015 CNN.com)
I will be surprise to see Ashley Madison still up for business for the next couple of months knowing of fake female profiles and security issues not protecting customer information.
We’ll keep checking …