Ashley Madison Users Have Had Their Fun, Now Hackers Seek Retribution
Cheat sheet. The Ashley Madison hack just got even more sordid–with the names and accounts of users posted to sites that are easy—to see.
Initially, a group of self appointed hacktivists broke into the notorious website devoted to cheating on your spouse (Tagline: “Life is Short, Have an Affair”) and threatened online exposure of users. Their goal: embarrass Ashley Madison’s owners into shutting down. But when that didn’t happen, the hackers released clients’ account information last night on what’s call the Dark Web, a deep corner of the Internet not easily accessed–unless a pissed off spouse is really motivated.
The saga became so sordid that Google Trends just pointed out one of the top search questions du jour is “Where can I find #Ashley Madison data? Inquiring minds also wanted to know more about the Dark Web.
About an hour ago, several easily accessible sites launched, dishing all the ugly account information about who was looking to cheat and where. You can now find the deets at Trustify, CheckAshleyMadison.com, and Have I Been Pwned. But be warned. What you find might end up being TMI.