The Ashley Madison high profile hack has been fascinating to watch. The business proposition of the site is morally bankrupt – the tagline – “Life is Short, have an Affair.” I find it repugnant. In spite of that, any company can dig into this hack for great lessons learned.
Brian Krebs, the well known cybersecurity expert, has a fascinating blog on peeling back the story and is well worth your read.
With the owners of Ashley Madison offering a $500,000 (Canadian $) reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the Impact Team (the purported perpetrators of the hack), there is no doubt a lot of effort going in to tracking these folks down.
If you are planning a cyber breach exercise, spend some time learning about this hack. It reads like a novel.