When someone's name appears in the Ashley Madison user list, there's no way to prove that it's legitimate.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 13, 2015
McCann Investigations, a Texas based private investigations firm specializing in computer forensics and cyber security has published an article that focuses on utilizing network forensics to verify whether or not a name found on the AshleyMadison hack list is actually a true user. In the article, You’re In the AshleyMadison Database: Guilty Until Proven Innocent, techniques and methods are highlighted to assist in the verification of actual usage. Regardless of whether a name is on the list, there is no way to really verify the authenticity of the user information.
“When someone’s name appears in the Ashley Madison user list, there’s no way to prove that it is legitimate.” Says Daniel Weiss, Managing Partner of McCann Investigations. “The data was posted by hackers so data integrity cannot be verified therefore identity theft, malicious intent or blackmail attempts could be behind the appearance of some of the names.” Continued Weiss.
There is a more definitive way to determine whether someone was a user of the AshleyMadison service. The most reliable method would be to corroborate the leaked user database information by conducting a forensic examination of the computer or mobile device that may have accessed the service.
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