“Hackers of unknown origin have begun leaking large chunks of user data from the website of Ashley Madison,” reports KrebsOnSecurity.
They’ve dubbed themselves The Impact Team and are now demanding that the Canadian company that owns Ashley Madison - Avid Life Media (ALM) - take down the site for good. They also want ALM’s other website, Established Men, which aims to hook up established men with young, hot women, to be banished forever.
If this doesn’t happen, they’re threatening to release “all customer records, including profiles with all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails.”
What’s more, users who paid the $19 fee associated with having their data deleted off the site aren’t any better off, as the hackers are alleging that no info has actually been deleted permanently.
There’s a lesson here, folks… if you're ever thinking of cheating - don't. Or, at the very least, don’t share all of your info online.