The Ashley Madison Scandal and the State of Internet Security

The Ashley Madison Scandal and the State of Internet Security

There has been a scandal which has materialised over just the last few weeks regarding the marital affair dating website, Ashley Madison. This is the most popular dating website in the niche, and they experienced a major data breach. This data breach included all of their customer/user details and all of their internal emails.

What does this say about the state of internet security?

Internet security is tricky business. Both the online and physical spheres have the potential to be breached, so what is it that sets the internet apart from physical security? Physical security has been a concern for a very long time, and people are far more prepared to avoid creating additional risks, while with online security the main culprit is due to errors caused by those on the inside, such as opening up an email extension containing a virus. Online security can also be further complicated by how difficult it is to do a precise review of how secure the system is.