Hackers dump Ashley Madison data: Your real life cheat sheet may become public knowledge
Personal dataâ€™s upkeep is very important. Many a times pilferage of personal data can be a source of life-long curse and disappointment. The leak of your credit card and personal details can make you lose a few thousand dollars, in the worst case scenario, but the leak of more closely guarded details can tarnish your image, even to the extent of destroying your life or at the least creating doubts in the minds of your spouses.
There is no denying the fact that Ashley Madison hack that has impacted a staggering 32 million people has come as a rude shock. The personal details of people who had actually signed up to the infamous cheating website were released to the public.
The users who had signed into the Canada based dating site that attracts mostly married people seeking married or unmarried partners was thought to be very secure. They have rather very secure servers and people gave all their details, thinking that their dataâ€™s security will never be compromised.
Nonetheless this was a huge mistake and many such people are actually regretting their decision. Ashley Madison is actually dating and social networking service marketed to people who are married or in a committed relationship. Its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” The website was launched in 2001. It is said that the name of the site was created from two popular female names, “Ashley” and “Madison”.
After announcing that they hacked the site and had complete data with them, hackers released Ashley Madison usersâ€™ passwords. So if you have seen an account and want to see the conversation between people you can long into their account and do as you please.
Many people actually use similar passwords on different websites. Such people are facing more trouble as they become sitting ducks from other quarters too. Getting their Ashley Madison password could also let them in to their email account, online banking and social media profiles. Experts advise that online users should actually use longer, memorable passwords containing symbols, capital letters and numbers, and using a different one for each site that they visit.