Internet threat expert, David Kennerley, recently commented on the world’s second largest hack to date, the October 2016 Friend Finder ‘adult site’ hack, that “412,000,000 victims will be prime targets for blackmail”. Beyond the sheer size of this hack, one key difference is that the hackers, rather than publish all the customers of this site, as has been done in previous hacks, is holding on to large portions of this list, presumably for the potential goldmine of blackmail opportunities from the millions of people that would do most anything to risk exposure of their own hidden life. But does blackmail really matter to anyone besides the person with something to hide? It’s so important because the security of every U.S. citizen is at risk, because about 80,000 of those hacked were U.S. military accounts, and about 5,600 were U.S. government accounts. One can only imagine blackmailers having a field day blackmailing people handling highly sensitive information that affects our everyday lives, plus the millions of people in every walk of life that may also be targeted. The possible resulting confusion, carnage and chaos is not calculable.