Phishing Alert: Ashley Madison Scams Quickly Spreading
This week 36 million names, addresses, and phone numbers of registered users of the Ashley Madison website (which makes it easy to cheat on your spouse) were posted on the Internet. All these records are now out in the open, exposing highly sensitive and personal information.
Internet criminals are wasting no time exploiting this in many ways, sending spam, phishing and possibly blackmail messages. There have already been reports of social engineering tactics which try to convince people to 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. These emails can target your home or work email so stay alert on all fronts and certainly do not click on any links, as these are most likely scams to get your private information.BACK TO BLOGS