Ashley Madison hack could expose 37 million cheaters
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Casual sex and cheating network Ashley Madison has reportedly been hacked, compromising the user databases, financial records, and private details of the service’s owners and 37 million users. Security researcher Brian Krebs first reported the leak last night, which was subsequently confirmed by Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media. The company runs Ashley Madison and two other sites for users to arrange sexual liaisons Cougar Life and Established Men.
“We’re not denying this happened,” said ALM’s CEO
“We’re not denying this happened,” Biderman told Krebs, describing the hack as a criminal attack. A hacker or hacker group calling itself The Impact Team claimed to be behind the breach. The team is attempting to hold ALM to ransom…