Ashley Madison Exposed: Affair Hookup Site Hacked, Member Data Posted Online

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Member data pilfered, posted in apparent hacktivist-style doxing attack.

Call it hacktivism with a spin: a controversial website for people seeking others who want to have an affair was hacked and personal details of its members leaked online.

The CEO of Ashley Madison, a controversial website that facilitates adulterous affairs and hookups, confirmed to Krebs On Security that it was hacked and possibly by or with the help of an insider who is not an employee.

The attacker or attackers claiming responsibility call themselves The Impact Team, and said in an online statement that it grabbed data on all of the 37 million users of Ashley Madison and its sister sites Couger Life and Established Men. All three sites are owned by Avid Life Media (ALM).


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