Internal users can cause irreparable harm, and the only way to prevent that is to implement strict protocols to log, monitor and audit employee actions.
It is an ongoing effort to ensure the security of an organization, and no company should ever lose sight of the importance of keeping their entire system secure.
The algorithm parameters are: user's rating, number of resolved issues, number of company's responses etc.
In 2015, Ashley Madison, adult dating site designed to facilitate discreet, extramarital affairs, reported that its user databases had been leaked, revealing the details of up to 37 million users.
However, the consequences of the attack were much worse than anyone thought.
Ashley Madison went from being a sleazy site of questionable taste to becoming the perfect example of security management malpractice.
Companies are selected automatically by the algorithm.
However, the site didn’t give in to the hackers’ demands and these responded by releasing the personal details of thousands of users.
Not only have they cost Ashley Madison tens of millions of dollars, but also resulted in an investigation by the U. Federal Trade Commission an institution that enforces strict and costly security measures to keep user data private.
Even though there are many unknowns about the hack, analysts were able to draw some important conclusions that should be taken into account by any company that stores sensitive information.
A punishment that has cost Ashley Madison nearly million in fines, improved security measures and damages.
Despite the time passed since the attack and the implementation of the necessary security measures by Ashley Madison, many users complain that they continue to be extorted and threatened to this day.
Despite Ruby Life Inc, the company behind Ashley Madison, claimed that the hacking group had been stealing information for a long period of time, the truth is that much of the information leaked did not match the dates described.