Toronto : Hacked and smeared all over, is the latest update on data stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people. Data chunk almost the size of 10 gigabytes containing information on 33 million accounts has been sleazily released via the dark Web and has fallen under the scrutiny lens of security researchers among other general access hands.
According to security expert Brian Krebs, this Ashley Madison data dump appears to be genuine. People who have investigated the data so far acknowledged that it contains user’s names, addresses, phone numbers, encrypted passwords and 36 million email addresses.
Online security magazine report indicates that the leak contains 15,000 government or military email addresses, email id’s ending with .mil or .gov relating to US government officials, UK civil servants and high level executives of European and North America corporations.
Civilians caught in the loop have been worrying if their credit card data is also under threat due to usage at Ashley Madison dating site.
However, practicing lawyers, therapists and security firms are rubbing their hands with glee at the opportunity this leak gate has given to them and paved ways to mint dough and laugh their way to the bank.