For example, Ashley Madison claimed that users could have their personal accounts completely deleted for $19. Purchase details were not removed, and included users real names and addresses. These were some of the reasons why the hacking group decided to punish the company.
What did the Impact team do?
A group called The Impact Team claimed responsibility for the cyberattack, threatening to post user details online unless the service shut its doors. Avid Life ignored the threat, and as a result, three large data dumps have so far found themselves online.
What did Ashley Madison do?
As data breaches go At the time of the 2015 breach, Ashley Madison had amassed a user base of around 32 million cheating spouses, enticed by the light-hearted marketing and easy-to-use website that promised extramarital excitement to people in need of something extra, in more than fifty countries around the world.
What organizational and technological failures led to the data breach at Ashley Madison?
Ashley Madison failed to deliver security measures on user details and featured a phoney security certification on its homepage. An investigation into the dating website has found that it had a fabricated security trustmark and its parent Avid Life Media (ALM) also had inadequate security safeguards and policies.
How did Ashley Madison get its name?
It was founded in 2002 by Darren J. Morgenstern, with the slogan Life is short. Have an affair. The name comes from two popular female names in North America, Ashley and Madison.
What does access revoked on Ashley Madison mean?
At any time, a user can decide to revoke this access even after a key has been shared. While this may seem like a no-problem, the issue happens when a user initiates this access by sharing their own key, in which case AM sends the latters key without their approval.