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Ashley Madison Impact Team

Hackers compromise site

20 Jul, 2015

The Hacker group Impact Team breaks into Ashley Madison’s dating website and threaten to release the private information of 37 million clients, including sexual fantasies and other personal information from the site’s database. Impact Team claim the attack is in response to a profile-erasure service Avid Life Media (the site’s parent company), offered for $19. The hackers claim that the company made $1.7 million in revenue last year on that service, which it alleges doesn’t actually scrub personal information. They also demand the closure of Established Men, another of website. The company does not provide information on how much data might have been compromised, and an Avid spokesperson said she couldn’t provide any more information at this time. Company:

We were recently made aware of an attempt by an unauthorized party to gain access to our systems. At this time, we have been able to secure our sites and close the unauthorized access points. We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act.