Well, the other shoe has dropped, and bad things either are, or are about to, happen. Reports are emerging tonight that the data has been dumped onto the Dark Web, and folks who know how to navigate this cobwebby place where Google does not go (you'll need a Tor server, and Onion router, and a hefty dose of Dark Web knowledge) are already digging through the data.
My spidey sense (Peter Parker was a journalist, too, so I call dibs) tells me this has the potential to be one of the larger tech stories of the week. It's going to be a fun ride.
Well, if you're not an Ashley Madison client, that is.
Related media and interviews:
- Ashley Madison stolen user data posted online by hackers: Reports, Toronto Sun, by Maryam Shah.
- Outed Ashley Madison user tip of the iceberg in Mississauga, Toronto Sun, by Maryam Shah
- Will Ashley Madison cyberattack shake customer confidence? CTV News, by Amy Legate-Wolfe
- NewsTalk 1010/John Moore just after 6:20
- CTV Canada AM/Marci Ien via FaceTime at 6:30 (video here).
- CJAD 800/Dave Fisher at 7:10.
- CBC Metro Morning/David Common at 8:13 a.m. (audio here, related CBC web stories here and here).
- 570News Kitchener/Eric Drozd
- CTV News Channel/Amanda Blitz
- CTV News Channel/Sandie Rinaldo at noon
- CP24/Steven LeDrew on CP24 at 12:15
- CTV National News/Peter Akman
- CBC Toronto
- CBC The National
- Global National
- CTV News Channel/Tech Panel with Merella Fernandez at 3:35
- AM1150 Kelowna/Gord Vizzutti
- Two in the hopper for Thursday: CBC Kitchener/Craig Norris at 6:40 a.m. and CBC Ontario Morning with Susan McReynolds at 7:50 a.m.