Romance or sweetheart scams trick people all year round, but they are particularly effective leading up to Valentine’s Day because they prey on people’s yearning for love. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), romance scams jumped 40 percent from 2018 to 2019, costing 25,000 reported victims a total of $201 million. Continue reading
Hackers have now published this data on the Dark Web. Ashley Madison users are now at an increased risk of blackmail, phishing scams and identity crimes. For more information, please see visit our Ashley Madison Hack Update post.
With the tagline “Life is Short. Have an Affair,” Ashley Madison users probably don’t want their online endeavors leaked to the entire world. Unfortunately, hackers have other ideas in mind.
AshleyMadison.com connects married individuals with others seeking to have extramarital relations, boasting more than 37 million current members. The company places emphasis on its discretion and security. Ironically enough, Ashely Madison has officially become the victim of one of the most highly publicized hacks this year. Continue reading
The personal and romantic information of 4 million individuals has been exposed following the hack of Adult FriendFinder, an adult-oriented online dating site.
Adult FriendFinder advertises itself as the leading Internet “hook-up” site and boasts more than 60 million members worldwide. Most members aim at remaining anonymous due to the private nature of the information shared; however, for many this anonymity has been lost following the breach. Continue reading