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Lessons to be learned from Ashley Madison breach: privacy commish

Media | 08/23/2016 8:50 pm EDT

The company behind Ashley Madison, a website aimed at adulterous interactions that suffered a massive customer data breach last year, had “inadequate security safeguards and policies,” according to an investigation conducted by the federal privacy commissioner’s office. In a report released Tuesday on a joint investigation with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Avid Life Media Inc. — now renamed Ruby...

Privacy commish investigates Ashley Madison breach

Media | 08/24/2015 8:18 pm EDT

The federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner has started an investigation into a data breach of customers of Ashley Madison, the website that helps married people have affairs. Valerie Lawton, a spokeswoman for the privacy commissioner, said in an email that it has been in contact with the Toronto-based parent company of Ashley Madison, Avid Life Media Inc., to attempt to determine how the data breach occurred. Reports indicate a hacker group was able to leak data containing the information of millions of the website's customers. "Given that the company is based in Canada, and...