Millions of users with the cheating website, Ashley Madison, are being exposed after their personal information was released online. Almost 10 gigabytes of data was leaked by the hacker group Impact Media, which included names, street addresses, payment transactions, account details, and e-mail addresses.
Credit card numbers were not released, however, four digit numbers were attached with each payment transaction.
Avid Life Media, the owners of Ashley Madison, announced a month ago a hacking attempt on their website. The company said on Wednesday it’s still trying to find out if the data breach is real. Experts say it is.
“The criminal, or criminals, involved in this act have appointed themselves as the moral judge, juror, and executioner, seeing fit to impose a personal notion of virtue on all of society. We will not sit idly by and allow these thieves to force their personal ideology on citizens around the world,” Avid Life Media said.
A month ago, Impact Media asked Avid Life Media to shutdown Ashley Madison and Established Men, another affair website. The hackers released a statement after the release saying, “We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data.”
“Keep in mind the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles. See ashley madison fake profile lawsuit; 90-95% of actual users are male. Chances are your man signed up on the world’s biggest affair site, but never had one,” the hackers added.
Ashley Madison claims it has more than 40 million users. The company said it hopes someone will come forward and identify the hackers.
“While we are confident that the authorities will identify and prosecute each of them to the fullest extent of the law, we also know there are individuals out there who can help to make this happen faster. Anyone with information that can lead to the identification, arrest and conviction of these criminals, can contact email@example.com,” Avid Life Media said.