Emails sent by the "have an affair" dating network's CEO suggest the firm "hacked" rival Nerve.com in 2012, taking its user database.
“They did a very lousy job building their platform. I got their entire user base,” [Ashley Madison CTO Raja] Bhatia told [CEO Noel] Biderman via email, including in the message a link to a Github archive with a sample of the database. “Also, I can turn any non paying user into a paying user, vice versa, compose messages between users, check unread stats, etc.”
Neither Bhatia nor Biderman could be immediately reached for comment. KrebsOnSecurity.com spoke with Bhatia last week after the Impact Team made good on its threat to release the Ashley Madison user database. At the time, Bhatia was downplaying the leak, saying that his team of investigators had found no signs that the dump of data was legitimate,
Alas, it was for real. Ashley Madison charged its users to have their personal data wiped, but did not do so, and now that data is out in the wild.
Conservative christian TV star Josh Duggar (previously) was ditched by television after he admitted sexually abusing kids as an adolescent. Now he’s being sued by a guy whose photo he allegedly stole and used on hookup sites. [via] Josh Duggar is headed for a jury trial in the Ashley Madison lawsuit brought against him by […]
Adultfriendfinder, “the world’s largest sex & swinger community,” has suffered a major breach, leaking 300,000,000 accounts’ worth of personal information, namely email addresses, passwords, usernames, IP addresses and browser information.
Now that 11.7 million Ashley Madison users’ passwords been shown to be crackable, we’re learning that password security has not improved since the last giant dump of user passwords.
“The whole point of a programming language is to get the most out of the computer and the developer…This is why I like Python so much…few Python developers write code that is difficult to pass on to another developer.” With so much in tech so inherently complicated, that comment from Thomas Hatch, CTO and co-founder […]
In baseball, utility players often stay employed almost exclusively because of their versatility, their ability to slide effortlessly into a variety of needed roles and remain productive. Your current tech setup doesn’t need to work any differently — except that tech items are usually created to fulfill just one purpose. But if you want a […]
While all the downsides of stay-at-home orders and social distancing are evident, there are at least a few small silver linings to come out of all this. For many, this time spent indoors has meant a happy reintroduction to your very own kitchen. You know your kitchen. It’s usually the place that holds all your […]