Cyber Crime Spike Feared in Wake of Ashley Madison Leak
“36 million names, addresses and phone numbers of registered users at the Ashley Madison site (a popular site for easily cheating on your spouse) were posted on the Internet. All these records are now out in the open, exposing highly sensitive personal information.
Internet criminals are going to exploit this in many ways, sending spam, phishing and possibly blackmail messages, using social engineering tactics to make people click on links or open infected attachments. Be on the lookout for threatening email messages which slip through spam filters that have anything to do with Ashley Madison, or that refer to cheating spouses and delete them immediately, in the office or at the house.”
Cyber Criminals are already leveraging this release of information as phishing attacks and bogus websites where you can find out if a spouse is cheating on you.