Hackers have threatened to leak personal information from online Extramarital affair site Ashley Madison. The hackers claim to have the details of more than 37 million cheating spouses, including nude photos and dirty fantasies of the clients.
With the tagline “life is short. have an affair”, it looks like 37 million people have some explaining to do.
Hackers, known as The Impact Team, accessed sensitive internal data stolen from Avid Life Media (ALM), a Toronto-based firm that owns Ashley Madison.
ALM released a statement following the hack attack:
“We apologise for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information. The current business world has proven to be one in which no company’s online assets are safe from cyber-vandalism, with Avid Life Media being only the latest among many companies to have been attacked, despite investing in the latest privacy and security technologies.
“We have always had the confidentiality of our customers’ information foremost in our minds, and have had stringent security measures in place.”
The Impact Team released a statement of demands alongside the stolen data:
Twitter’s response about the hacks:
— Ethan Fixell (@EthanFixell) July 20, 2015
— ARC (@AnonRoughCoitus) July 20, 2015
37 million users on #AshleyMadison and “gay marriage is destroying the American family”
— Jamie Hager (@jamiehager120) July 20, 2015
Normally I’m all about respecting people’s privacy, but this hack is just too much of an epic hulk smash. #AshleyMadison
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) July 20, 2015
— Cushman Armitage (@CushmanArmitage) July 20, 2015
My imaginary girlfriend is super pissed that I was on #AshleyMadison. Please advise.
— Shane (@sbliss89) July 20, 2015
— Jake McDGAF (@jakemcgraw) July 20, 2015
— Danish Anwar (@terrorsuspect) July 20, 2015
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