33 Million email addresses leaked, compounded by the amassing of email addresses entered on these phishing sites could lead to 100 million affected.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 30, 2015
Fake sites claiming to give spouses or other interested parties information on email addresses registered with affair website Ashley Madison are phishing and stealing millions of additional email addresses along with other personal data (Bisson, 2015).
Given the constant media attention being dedicated to the Ashley Madison hack, it's reasonable to expect that there are a number of curious spouses who may be tempted to find out if their partners were using Ashley Madison's services.
In the past few days, hundreds of fake phishing, malware, and virus ridden websites have popped up encouraging users to enter their spouse’s personal information with promises to provide confirmation or denial of their involvement.
33 million users were exposed in the breach making any of these concerns valid.
Many of these websites ask for names and e-mail addresses, but some ask for credit card and billing information, as well as partial social security numbers.
On top of these requests, some go as far as to require you to sign up for services, or take lengthy surveys.
In addition to downloading inadvertent malware, spyware and viruses, providing personal information to these thieves exposes the suspect, and anyone that may be closely associated with them, to inadvertent danger.
Many of these hacks are no longer targeted at identity theft, but instead are targeted at allowing state sponsored entities to create population and citizen databases to discover possible physical and social vulnerabilities leaving you, your family, and your nation at risk.
Axiom Consulting Solutions' data engineers have been analyzing the recently available data dump and can confirm that it will require intervention on behalf of a data warehousing specialist or administrator to render the data searchable in a web friendly format.
To date, Axiom Consulting Solutions' researchers have not found any legitimate services offering database information without significant security risks.
Axiom Consulting Solutions understands that people are interested in searching the data and there are companies taking advantage of consumers. In response to this concern, Axiom Consulting Solutions has developed a secure and searchable solution that allows free access to this public information safely.
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It is important to note, due to the fact that Ashley Madison did not verify ownership or even validity of email addresses (Bing, 2015), the presence of an email address in the Ashley Madison database does not confirm that the real owner of the email address registered for the site.
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Bing, Chris. 2015, August 21. How Scammers Are Preying on Ashley Madison File Seekers. Retrieved from: