Middle Georgians Caught Up In Ashley Madison Info Leak

Author: Telegraph
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 4:15 PM
Categories: In the News | School of Information Technology

Macon, GA

Cybersecurity specialists have said the information appears to be genuine, but it doesn’t mean that all of it is reliable. The website apparently does not verify email addresses, and it’s possible that a user could give the site a bogus email address or one that belongs to another person.

Nelbert St. Clair, a lecturer on information technology at Middle Georgia State University, said he believes the legitimacy of the data leak because of some prominent figures who have reportedly been discovered using the website with their personal credit cards, according to media outlets.

“(Emails) cannot be used to identify a person, but a credit card can,” he said.

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