Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Proclaimed Upon the Rooftops

Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.--Luke 12:3
And the rebellious shall be pierced with much sorrow; for their iniquities shall be spoken upon the housetops, and their secret acts shall be revealed. --D&C 1:3
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 The Daily Mail reports:
Hackers today outed millions of cheating spouses using the Ashley Madison infidelity website by publishing all their personal details and sexual fantasies online.

The names, ages, addresses, phone numbers and credit card details of up to 37million users including 1.2million in the UK were revealed in a 9.7 gigabyte file called 'Time's Up!' posted on the dark web.

Bankers, civil servants, UN peacekeepers and even Vatican employees have been outed by hackers from the Impact Team because they are considered 'cheating dirtbags'.

The Ashley Madison website, which is known as the 'Google of cheating', has called the data breach 'an act of criminality' and the FBI is now investigating.

The site promises its members worldwide complete 'anonymity' and has the motto: 'Life is short. Have an affair' but hackers say they have exposed its members because they want it shut down.

Security experts said today the data breach will not only end marriages but could also leave people open to blackmail.
More information is available from Ars Technica and Wired.

 Weasel Zippers has pointed out that the portion of the dump dealing with U.S. government email addresses (just use ctrl-f to search for specific names or domains) includes White House email accounts (including the one reserved to the President), and a whole bunch from the State Department. (This story from Security Zap claims to have a link to where you can download the data, but I can't confirm). More information on the download is available at the Hydraze & Friends blog.

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