Extramarital dating website Ashley Madison is been filing copyright takedown requests to try to keep its leaked database and its customers’ personal details private.
But this is no easy task. Information on the internet, is almost impossible to censor. Many resources live by the uncensored motto.
Instead the website should look at strengthen all aspects of its security. However, from where we are sitting this does not appear to be due to a vulnerability and may instead be an inside job.
The large dump of data indicates this was not a drive-by capture all data grab. Instead, the data was methodically gathered to obtain all customer records, their profiles, billing details and more.
The data dump itself is now being disseminated using Bittorrent and other peer-to-peer transfer protocols.
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