Is your email and information compromised on the Ashley Madison hack?
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Have you been compromised by the Ashley Madison Hack? Since hackers published more than 10 gigabytes of Ashley Madison data last week, I have received hundreds of emails asking what can be found, what can’t, and what people should do.
Here’s my advice.
☆Talk to your spouse and don’t lie.☆
● First things first. Tell your spouse why you were on the site. Was it a joke, or were you a member when you were single?
● If you did join to have an affair, don’t hide it.
● I would not be trying to fabricate a web of lies at this point, you’ll dig yourself deeper because, unfortunately, evidence is out there.
●Think about your exposure
● Next, think about who else might be looking for you and how you should handle the situation.
● For example, does your job have a morality clause, which could lead to you being fired?
● If you do community service work or volunteer with your church, would an association with Ashley Madison affect your membership?
● Be prepared to explain your situation, and again, be upfront about everything.
● Ignore blackmailers and check privacy settings
● Blackmailers can match your email address to your Facebook (FB,Tech30) or LinkedIn (LNKD, Tech30)account. They can threaten to share your ties to Ashley Madison with people you know, but these extortionists have nothing of value that’s not already in the public domain.
● You can safely ignore it.
● While that’s true, having your identity associated with Ashley Madison can be pretty damaging on its own.
● Adjust your privacy settings on your social networks so that people can’t identify your friends and family or share any of your personal information with them.
● Consider using a new email address
● If you used your real email address on the site, you should consider getting a new one if you’re applying for a job — or going on dates.
● Doing so may help you limit the risk of a background check that could dig up your Ashley Madison information.
● Be wary of online scams
● You might be lured by links to malware that advertises itself as the stolen database — so don’t click.
● Understand what was compromised
● The release data entries go back as far as 2002.
● Accept the fact that the data is out there
● Focus on damage control now because there’s no way this data will ever be removed from the web.
● The exposure is irretrievable.
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