A story published here on July 12 about a new sextortion-based phishing scheme that invokes a real password used by each recipient has become the most-read piece on KrebsOnSecurity since this site launched in 2009. Understanding its members’ needs for privateness, Ashley Madison did not require an e-mail to be confirmed before the account could possibly be used, resulting in some members signing up with clearly false emails (corresponding to tblair@”, an handle that doesn’t exist), and others gave emails that weren’t their very own, such because the multiple accounts created with steve@”. The parent company of Ashley Madison, a dating site aimed at those looking for extramarital affairs, confirmed on Monday that its systems were hacked by an intruder threatening to release the real names and personal preferences of the site’s millions of users unless it shuts down.
Avid Life Media (ALM), who owns Ashley Madison and other adult-oriented sites such as Established Men and Cougar Life, has confirmed the attack, but not the scope of the data theft. Don’t use your primary email address for registering for any other websites, including online shopping, games, or promotional offers. She concluded that, The women’s accounts show so little activity that they might as well not be there”. But, your website is totally free for girls, and that is understandable – you can find fewer ladies, particularly married women, that are trying to find a laid-back relationship having a random hot man.
By using the Domain Name to resolve to pay-per-click websites that advertise competing services, the Respondent is using the Domain Name to divert Internet users searching for the Complainant to third party websites for commercial gain. For the messages that the user had previously sent to other users to remain visible to those other users with full header details intact, it is necessary for ALM to keep the profile information of the sender to populate the message header.
This internal view was explicitly reflected in the marketing communications directed by ALM towards its users. You can pay for priority messages” status that will keep your messages on the top of the inbox. France24 reported that 1,200 Saudi Arabiansa email addresses were in the leaked database, and in Saudi Arabia adultery can be punished with death. In the case of inactive accounts, while users have not provided an affirmative indication of their intent to no longer use the Ashley Madison services, after an extended period of inactivity it becomes reasonable to infer that the purpose for which the account was opened is no longer relevant.