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 non-customers of the cheaters website. The email threatens to expose customers if they don’t make a bitcoin payment. The police have characterized the scammers as among South Australia’s top swindlers.Customers And Non-Customers Targeted
Barry Blundell, a detective senior sergeant, said the email has been sent to a wide range of individuals, some [...]
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 payment transaction details on the dark web, according to Wired.
Emails sent to Noel Biderman, founder and chief executive officer of Avid Life Media, were part of a second, larger data dump, cyber security experts confirmed Thursday, Reuters reported. A message accompanying the release said:
Hey Noel, you can admit it’s [...]
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 company had two choices: shut down or all 37+ million members’ data will be made public information. Such information would include sexual fantasies, compromising photos, and [...]