Hey Noel, you can admit it’s real now. Just as reporters began to wonder where Noel Biderman could possible be, as reported by the Inquisitr, it turns out the Impact Team was busy leaking a second big data dump of hacked files onto the dark web. And they had a taunting message for the “King of Infidelity” CEO of Avid Life Media, Inc.
“Hey Noel, you can admit it’s real now.”
As reported by Motherboard, a site that is still digging through the 20 GB of data — twice as large as the 10 GB big Ashley Madison data dump that started the ball rolling earlier this week — this new leak began with the Biderman jab. The second big leak of Ashley Madison data from the Impact Team is huge.
Folks who know how to access the dark web have still been digging through the first big 10 GB data leak and mining names and facts about the Ashley Madison users. Denials from some big names found on the list have those people claiming their email addresses were hacked or harvested. Others came forward and admitted they had indeed used the Ashley Madison site during times of poor judgement.
And while sites are still digging through this second big leak of Ashley Madison data from the Impact Team, which posted the message and data on the same dark web site that they posted the initial big leak, they are gleaning certain facts from the newest dump of info.
The second big dump of data has used the same PGP key that the Impact Team used before, as such, techies are looking at this data as real. Also, it could include the CEO’s personal emails, since one folder carries the name “noel.biderman.mail.7z” — a name indicative of a zipped folder full of emails. Just like was discovered in the Sony hacking, employees tend to use their work emails for personal matters and vice versa, so in this case if it is indeed Biderman’s email, he’d better hope nothing embarrassing emerges to threaten his 12-year-old marriage.
However, those who’ve already been outed for being Ashley Madison members can breathe a bit of a sigh of relief, because this second hacking seems to include more Avid Life Media, Inc., internal information than more info leaked from users.
Following sites like Motherboard on Twitter as they dig through the second round of leaked data should prove informative.
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