Large caches of data stolen from online cheating site Ashley have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised the company’s user databases, financial records and other proprietary information.
The still-unfolding leak could be quite damaging to some 37 million users of the hookup service, whose slogan is “Life is short.
Indeed, in the short span of 30 minutes between that brief interview and the publication of this story, several of the Impact Team’s Web links were no longer responding. “Like us or not, this is still a criminal act.” Besides snippets of account data apparently sampled at random from among some 40 million users across ALM’s trio of properties, the hackers leaked maps of internal company servers, employee network account information, company bank account data and salary information.
The compromise comes less than two months after intruders stole and leaked online user data on millions of accounts from hookup site Adult Friend Finder.
Ashley Madison say their members come from all walks of life and include singles, those attached and seeking an affair, or attached in an open relationship.
In 2015, Ashley Madison was rocked with the scandal of their database being hacked and personal details of their members being released to the public.
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The site now claims to have a broader interest with the world having moved on over the past 15 years with open relationships and having multiple partners in polyamorous relationships becoming more popular, Ashley Madison now appeals to a wider audience.
Have an affair.” The data released by the hacker or hackers — which self-identify as The Impact Team — includes sensitive internal data stolen from Avid Life Media (ALM), the Toronto-based firm that owns Ashley Madison as well as related hookup sites Cougar Life and Established Men.
Reached by Krebs On Security late Sunday evening, ALM Chief Executive Noel Biderman confirmed the hack, and said the company was “working diligently and feverishly” to take down ALM’s intellectual property.
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