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Why corporate security pros should care about the Ashley Madison breach

Tim Greene | Aug. 24, 2015
Names of Ashley Madison customers are a treasure trove for spear phishers.

Phishing attacks historically ride the headlines and attempt to dupe the average user into getting involved in the story of the day. For example, if there is a disaster, phishers send emails calling for aid. Ashley Madison is different in that it gives attackers a list of individuals and a hook by which they might be susceptible to personalized spear phishing.

 

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