Ashley Madison Breach Extortion Scam Targets Hundreds

A new extortion attack has targeted hundreds of users affected by the Ashley Madison breach over the past week.

Nearly five years after the high-profile Ashley Madison data breach, hundreds of impacted website users are being targeted by a new extortion attack this past week.

The 2015 data breach of the adultery website led to 32 million accounts being publicly dumped online, including victims’ names, passwords, phones numbers, credit card information and more. Up to a year after the hack, researchers with Kaspersky said that affected users were still being hit with an array of attacks, from credit card scams to spam emails.

Now, cybercriminals are exploiting the treasure trove of breached Ashley Madison data again in a new highly-personalized and targeted attacks. According researchers at Vade Secure, extortionist are sending emails targeting affected Ashley Madison users once again.

Source: Threat Post

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