The dating site Ashley Madison, which caters to married people looking to cheat on their significant others, recently reported an “intrusion” into their network, but didn’t go into more detail. Out of 37 million users, I wonder how many immediately deleted their account and sought shelter under their desks?
Security expert Brian Krebs reported that a small number of users’ account information has been leaked online. The hackers who have taken responsibility say more will be posted soon if the site isn’t taken down. The compromised information includes “the real names and addresses,” of the service’s 37 million users in 50 countries, “including those who pay $19 to ‘delete’ their accounts.”
Avid Life Media who owns the site apologized, stating, “any and all parties responsible for this act of cyber-terrorism will be held responsible.”