WEDNESDAY TRENDING – ASHLEY MADISON HACK THREATENS TO EXPOSE 37M ADULTERERS
The controversial online dating company, which has 37.5m users – including 1.2m Britons – carries the tagline: “Life Is Short. Have An Affair”. The service is founded on confidentiality and privacy, claiming to be a “100pc discreet service” and boasting a “Trusted Security Award” on its homepage.
The hackers, going by the name “The Impact Team”, posted a small sample of sensitive data, along with a statement demanding the takedown of Ashley Madison and Established Men, an online dating site that claims to connect “young, beautiful women with successful men”. The data and the statement have since been taken offline.
Avid Life Media, the company that owns Ashley Madison, confirmed the hack and apologised for “this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information”. The company’s chief executive Noel Biderman also hinted to KrebsOnSecurity that the data theft may have been an inside job.
- Culled online from here.
Okay, so I’m thinking this is a billion dollar company promoting adultery. Cheat and don’t get caught. And you pay to cheat. Why? 37 million members…
Next week I am forced to post another trending tragedy. The BUSTER BARNETT story. Risk faced by people who cheat!