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Surprise!! Recently hacked Ashley Madison site is Canadian-owned!

alexd

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Hackers who breached Ashley Madison’s site are threatening to release nude photos and sexual fantasies of more than 37 million cheating spouses

Reuters | July 20, 2015 8:31 AM ET

Impact Team, which says it had taken over the systems of Canadian company Avid Media systems including customer databases, source code, financial records and emails, is demanding the adultery site be shut down.

Hackers claim to have personal details of more than 37 million cheating spouses on dating website Ashley Madison and have threatened to release nude photos and sexual fantasies of the site’s clients unless it is shut down, blog KrebsOnSecurity reported.

Ashley Madison’s Canadian parent, Avid Life Media, confirmed the breach on its systems and said it had since secured its site and was working with law enforcement agencies to try to trace those behind the attack.

The hackers, who call themselves The Impact Team, leaked snippets of the compromised data online and warned they would release customers’ real names, profiles, nude photos, credit card details and “secret sexual fantasies” unless their demands were met, Krebs said.

The hackers also demanded the closure of another of Avid Life Media’s sites, sugar-daddy site “Established Men,” but did not target the company’s “CougarLife” site, which caters for women members looking for “a young stud.”

Ashley Madison, which uses the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair,” has been planning to raise up to $200 million through an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.

The breach comes about two months after dating site Adult FriendFinder was compromised. That site has an estimated 64 million members.

The Impact Team, in a screengrab showing on the Krebs blog, say it had taken over Avid Media systems including customer databases, source code, financial records and emails.

“Shutting down AM (Ashley Madison) and EM (Established Men) will cost you, but non-compliance will cost you more,” the hackers said.

They said users who had paid a fee to Avid Life to have their personal data permanently deleted had been lied to and the company had retained records, including credit card information.


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Hackers who breached Ashley Madison’s site are threatening to release nude photos and sexual fantasies of more than 37 million cheating spouses | Financial Post
 
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alexd

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I hope that if they do release data it is about our politicians! Will make election year more exciting I reckon.
 

alexd

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People put their true identity into these things?


Don't you have to pay for these sites with a credit card? If the hackers got everything like they say, it will be a simple matter for them to connect the credit card names to the user names.
 
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Bernnie Federko

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Seems like a business that one would not want to be using/retaining personal info (like credit card data, etc) for situations just like these...

Same thing happened to the parent company that owns/operates Winners (TJX)... They got hit a couple years ago, precisely because they held onto client credit card info (which they should not have been doing and no longer do once the transaction is completed)
 

Klubmasta Will

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i would expect a company like this would have a very comprehensive, and very expensive, cyber insurance policy. a claim like this could result in cyber insurance costs rising for all companies.

seeing the fallout from a leak of names would be funny.
 
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People put their true identity into these things?

Yeah, they do, and by having your true identity, they can offer a $20.00 for you to "permanently delete" your private info from that site.

The hackers are saying Ashley Madison didn't permanent shit and have the records to prove it.

Someone big is going to come up as a client, I have a feeling.
 

Primavera

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How is it a surprise? I've known for years that site is Canadian owned and run.

Ohhhh wait, you're going for a clickbait headline.
 

glych t.anomaly

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Yeah, they do, and by having your true identity, they can offer a $20.00 for you to "permanently delete" your private info from that site.

The hackers are saying Ashley Madison didn't permanent shit and have the records to prove it.

Someone big is going to come up as a client, I have a feeling.

On an AMA yesterday on reddit, a previous employee gave some illumination on this subjuect.

You can pay to delete a profile, but it only deletes the profile of the email associated to it. Some clients when they deleted one profile assumed that ALL their profiles( apparently having a bunch is common ) would be deleted.

the person in the AMA also stated that when you paid to have a profile deleted, it literally wiped all trace from it in the system, so you couldnt even check back into the deleted profile to, so looking up or confirming its deletion was also an issue for employees.

and just deleting and trace or record from the software, doesnt mean the data is WIPED and inaccessible, so i guess we will see how they handle these hackers claims, as protecting privacy is im assuming high on the list of things to do.
 
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Beings

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Prepaid CC's are available at every grocery store. So are burner phones, if you are going to cheat do it right at least.

Or better yet, talk to your spouse about swinging, if you both would rather nail the fridge than each other.
 
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