Ashley Madison still a top lure for scammers and crooks

The Ashley Madison breach has been a Christmas-in-August present for spammers and scammers of all kinds, and your company could be the next target.

Here are some scams to watch out for.


There is a significant amount of spam related to the Ashley Madison attack.

According to Trend Micro, the most recent Ashley Madison-related phishing campaign offers a link to the “Ashley Madison Client List” but instead infects the user’s computer with banking malware, or locks up files until the user pays one Bitcoin, or approximately $235.

“Companies should block all Ashley Madison related emails at the email gateway and use URL filtering for all inbound emails for those bulletproof hosts which are disseminating this crimewave,” said Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at Irving, Tex.-based Trend Micro Inc.

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