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Hackers threaten cheating website Ashley Madison

Erin Criger | posted Monday, Jul 20th, 2015

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Hackers are threatening to expose millions of Ashley Madison users in a massive data breach at the cheating website.

The company’s slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” The website explicitly promises discretion for ‘extramarital affairs.’

A person or group calling itself The Impact Team claims to have user databases, financial records and other proprietary information

In a manifesto, the group says they’re making the information public because of Ashley Madison’s own policies.

The Impact Team is taking issue with the profile-removal option, which is known as the ‘full delete’ and costs $19. They claim the profile is never fully removed, with names and addresses remaining on the site.

Avid Life Media, the Toronto company that owns Ashley Madison, confirmed the hack on Sunday night.

According to Krebs on Security, which broke the news, The Impact Team has hit two other dating sites belonging to Avid Life, Cougar Life and Established Men.

The hackers want the websites taken offline.

Comments

  • Alismom says:

    To me these sights are giving people an easy way to cheat…i wonder if the owners of these sights realize how many lives they are playing with…on the other hand nobody is making people sign up…on yet another front if someone wants to find out info about your personal life all they have to do is own a computer….so i think it is really a moral issue..the site i mean…

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