Under a month ago we saw Ashley Madison, the affair oriented hook up website, fall to a massive data breach. In the following weeks a group of hackers released data, including private names and credit card info, onto the internet in order to slap the company in the face — proverbially speaking, of course. In the wake of that hack many people are beginning to wonder just how safe they are on the internet and just how accessible their privacy is to prying eyes and hackers. The truth is that hackers are working day and night in order to find new ways to exploit online users and there is little that can be done to stop them. How we react to data breaches is far more telling. For online reputation group Status Labs, the response was everything.
Status Labs is an online management group that takes on customers in order to help them control their image and brand. They focus on SEO tactics, brand consulting, public relations management, and social media coordination in order to keep their clients looking good on the ever scary Google search.
After the hack and subsequent release of information many people began to contact Status Labs, including executives, accountants, government employees, and even business owners. At the time of this writing we had already seen one high profile name (Josh Duggar) fall to the hack. Darius Fisher, CEO of Status Labs, called out those who were happy about the hack by saying, “It’s only a matter of time before we’re all victims.”
In order to avoid taking advantage of the Ashley Madison hack victims, Fisher is letting his company offer free “crisis counselling” to those affected by the hack. Status Labs will work together with these victims as they attempt to fix the outcome of the dreaded hack. A plan can be set in motion through Stats Labs simply by visiting their website.