The world went crazy a few months back when a group of faceless hackers revealed all the private details of a highly controversial dating site. The Ashley Madison hack may not be the biggest hack, but it has been one with some of the most consequences. Sure, you might have been worried when Sony was hacked, or people could see you iCloud photos, but this hack was next level. This team of hackers shared around 300gigabytes worth of files, which included account and log in details for some 32 million users. 7 years worth of credit card/ other payments details were also apart of this data dump. Some say this isn’t just an act of hacktivism, but an act of criminality as well.
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