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Ashley Madison Breach: 6 Essential Lessons


Breach Response , Data Breach , Data Loss

Ashley Madison Breach: 6 Essential Lessons Experts Offer Advice on Safeguarding Passwords, Expunging Data, Responding to Attacks Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • August 31, 2015

The hack attack against infidelity online dating site Ashley Madison, which led to massive data leaks, is grabbing more than its share of headlines. But experts say security professionals worldwide, across all sectors, can use the high-profile case to learn some important lessons about safeguarding sensitive data as well as reacting to a data breach.

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The attacker or attackers, using the name "Impact Team," have recently released three batches of stolen data containing personally identifiable information for many of the site's current and former users. Since the Impact Team first began issuing threats against Ashley Madison's parent company, Toronto-based Avid Life Media, in July, the...(continued)

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