Or you have been given a genuine policy, but the broker has cancelled it immediately after taking it out and pocketed the refund.Alternatively, they may have fiddled with your personal details — such as your age, address, job or information about past claims — to get a cheaper price.While you’re distracted, your card will be deftly pinched.
Second, the analysis showed the site’s lax requirements for passwords: Passwords had to include from 5 to 8 characters, with only two types of characters supported.
Avid Life Media and its customers had to reckon with the consequences of the large-scale breach — which, because of the nature of Ashley Madison’s service, felt rather harsher than the fallout from breaches of other, more popular, services.
Hackers normally steal data to resell on the Darkweb, but the culprits behind the Ashley Madison hack appeared to be out for justice, not money.
To kick off the party, Impact Team sent a note to the management team at Avid Life Media, Ashley Madison’s parent company.
However, the service deleted on file; thus, customers’ real names, billing addresses, and credit card data remained on the company’s servers.