12 Mar 2016

The Ashley Madison data breach

From This Way Up, 1:15 pm on 12 March 2016
Ashley Madison screenshot

Ashley Madison screenshot Photo: (Creative Commons)

'Life is short. Have an affair' is the motto of the 'original extramarital affairs' website Ashley Madison, a subscription service offering to introduce you to other like-minded individuals seeking intimate liaisons.

But in the the middle of last year hackers exposed the secrets and personal data of tens of millions of Ashley Madison users to the eyes of the world. The breach had devastating consequences for many.

Troy Hunt of haveibeenpwned.com is an Australian internet security specialist who found himself advising and helping many of those caught up in the Ashley Madison affair.

Troy Hunt of haveibeenpwned.com

Troy Hunt of haveibeenpwned.com Photo: (Supplied)