Controversial “Dating” Website Ashley Madison Hacked

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The Internet is a great way to meet new people through social media and like minded forums. It’s also a way for people who want to cheat on their spouse to get “hooked up” discretely. But those cheaters just might be getting outed. Controversial “dating” (really cheating) website Ashley Madison has been hacked and the hackers are threatening to release users personal data. From the looks of it the hackers pretty much have the whole kit and caboodle which isn’t going to bode too well for millions of relationships (Ashley Madison claims to have 37 million users).

“We were recently made aware of an attempt by an unauthorized party to gain access to our systems,” Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison, said in a statement. The company said that while it had stringent security measure in place, they “have unfortunately not prevented this attack.”
“At this time, we have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points,” company said. “We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act.”

The hackers claim to be upset over Ashley Madison’s full delete service which is supposed to erase the full profile and user data from their servers. The hackers are calling themselves “The Impact Team” and everything from users sexual fetishes to credit card numbers are in their possession. For now Ashley Madison has the law working on the problem but one can’t help but think of this is karma at work.

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  Source: CNN Money
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