EP038 – Smashley Badison
Music provided by: Denis Kreynin https://soundcloud.com/denis-kreynin

Greetings & Banter
Apologies for delays, Windows 10 woes. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Another reference to the book titled How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Since everyone Amazons these things a link can be found here.

Correction in this “week’s” episode
The Hackers movie was only 20 years ago and not 25 years ago. What we were talking about was basically covered in this blog post but there’s some fun clips for the Hackers movie there too.

Topic for this week: Avid Life Media breach
Ashley Madison infidelity site hacked : Questionable hactivism.
Ashley Madison hack: your questions answered | Technology | The Guardian
Cracktivists pop 11 MEELLION Ashley Madison passwords • The Register : Details around the really good password hashing that Ashley Madison used, and the stupid mistake that watered down good security
How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators : Beware of sensuous cyber kittens
Ashley Madison Code Shows More Women, and More Bots : The future of AI of cybersex?
Inside Ashley Madison: Calls from crying spouses, fake profiles and the hack that changed everything | Financial Post : Very good breakdown on the business model of Ashley Madison
Ashley Madison profits from no hos clause – NOW Toronto Magazine – Think Free : A prostitutes speaks on the scams perpetrated by ALM
EstablishedMen Review – We Tested EstablishedMen.com – Is It a Scam? : A review by shady folks of how the established men website delivered the goods 10 times of 11 dates.
The Ashley Madison Hack — A Timeline : Tripwire breaks down the timeline.

Brian Krebs coverage starts with this link.
Brian Krebs finds information about possible criminal activity by ex-CTO in alleged ALM emails found within 3rd leak
Brian Krebs is then threatened with a libel suit by ex CTO’s lawyers

Toronto Police Services press release where they clarify the timeline, go into some details as to the employee experience of the breach, 2 potentially related suicides, and announce the bounty of $500,000 CAD:

(Special thanks to ACDC for being freakin’ fun to parody – Matt)