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800,000 Accounts Compromised in Porn Site Brazzers Forum Hack

Posted on September 5th, 2016.

A breach of major porn provider Brazzers’ forum has resulted in the leaking of around 800,000 user accounts.

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2015: The Year Of The Breach; Close To 200 Million Personal Records Exposed

Posted on December 15th, 2015.

This year will go down as the year of the personal data breach. Consumers all over the world are learning their personal information is not safe with businesses, health insurers, financial institutions, the government, and even the educational sphere. Estimates of the number of personal records exposed in 2015 range from 176 million to...

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Email Spam Blackmails Ashley Madison Customers In South Australia

Posted on October 13th, 2015.

Scammers are taking advantage of the Ashley Madison hack earlier this year and are now threatening to “expose” people as cheaters if they don’t make bitcoin payments, according to South Australia police, ABC News reported. South Australia police have fielded more than a dozen reports of spam email targeting both customers and...

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5 Ways to Be Completely Anonymous Online

Posted on September 21st, 2015.

Anonymity while surfing on the internet is not easy to maintain. Attackers and government agencies alike keep a track of your web activity and identity, with the former trying to infiltrate your system and violate your privacy. A lot has been going on recently to ring people’s minds with the fact that nobody is safe on the internet these...

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Cybersecurity

John McAfee Thinks He’s Cracked The Ashley Madison Case

Posted on August 26th, 2015.

John McAfee, one of the most influential cyber-security personalities in the world, writes for the IBTimes UK that Ashley Madison was not hacked. “…The data was stolen by a woman operating on her own who worked for Avid Life Media,” the famed Antivirus security entrepreneur penned. McAfee had not yet commented on the release of the...

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Ashley Madison Is Now Offering $500,000 to Hackers to Catch the Hackers behind the Breach

Posted on August 24th, 2015.

Following weeks of controversy and backlash, Ashley Madison is now offering a $500,000 reward for ‘white hat’ hackers. The bounty is in exchange for any information leading to the arrest(s) and prosecution of the individual or members of ‘Impact Team’ – the hacking group taking credit for the breach and leaking of...

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UK Dating Site Possibly Compromised

Posted on August 21st, 2015.

There is a new trend in town and it revolves around hackers compromising the personal information of members of various dating sites. Just last week, Ashley Madison, an extra-marital dating site was compromised by hackers who released personal information of subscribers online. Today, a security expert has revealed that the popular UK...

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Ashley Madison Confirms Legitimate Data Was Exposed; Clients And Investigators Scramble

Posted on August 21st, 2015.

Avid Life Media, the parent company of the Ashley Madison website for married people seeking affairs, confirmed that some legitimate data has appeared on the Internet following last month’s widely-reported hack, according to Reuters. Hackers posted almost 10 gigabytes worth of data, including member account details, logins and...

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Giant Dump of Ashley Madison’s Breached Data Now Online

Posted on August 19th, 2015.

A 9.69 GB data dump is now online and believed to contain troves of private and confidential information from millions of Ashley Madison users after the infamous data breach that made headlines in July’s breach of the popular infidelity-favoring dating website. Ashley Madison hackers who call themselves the ‘Impact Team’ have stuck to...

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Business

Canadian Technology Giant CGI To Seek Cyber Security Acquisitions, Will Exit Low-Margin Markets

Posted on July 30th, 2015.

CGI Group Inc., the Montreal, Canada-based information and management consulting company, plans to target acquisitions in cyber security while exiting some markets entirely, according to Reuters. The company announced its growth plans in reporting Wednesday that third-quarter profit and revenue missed estimates. CEO Michael Roach said...

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Communication

Ashley Madison Users Now Free to Come and Go

Posted on July 22nd, 2015.

Perhaps in an effort at damage control as regards their core audience, Ashley Madison today announced that there will no longer be a “Full Delete Fee.” This fee of $20 was alluded to by the Impact Team, who recently captured the adultery-facilitating website’s entire database and said in no uncertain terms that the...

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Anti-Adultery Populace? Many Rooting For Hackers in Ashley Madison Breach

Posted on July 21st, 2015.

The online adultery hub known as Ashley Madison, as readers are most likely aware, has had its entire database compromised and has given the website a deadline to either shut down or have its nearly 40 million users details made public. Though the site is categorically legal, and the hackers are without a doubt in violation of numerous...

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Ashley Madison Hacked, Millions of Adulterers’ Details at Risk

Posted on July 20th, 2015.

Ashley Madison, a website infamous for being a mainstream portal encouraging extra-marital affairs, has been hacked. The website claims to have more than with nearly 37 million registered users. The unknown individual and/or hacking group behind the cyber attack are threatening to expose the personal data of millions of users unless...