Cheaters never prosper, and that was never more true than now!
Ashley Madison is a site for terrible married people who want to cheat on their significant other with a hottie of their choosing. Sounds awful, right?
Well, now they may be getting what's coming to them.
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Some hackers broke into the site, stole the customers' personal information, including financial records, and have posted them online! The only way to stop them? There isn't one!
Avid Life Media, the company that runs security for Ashley Madison along with some other similar sites, is just having to take down the pages of exposed private records one by one.
The hackers call themselves The Impact Team, and besides the obvious grossness of Ashley Madison's clients, they also seem upset that ALM netted around $1.7mil by charging their customers $19 to wipe all of their records from their servers. The Impact Team basically wanted to show that the complete erasure can't and didn't happen.
In a manifesto, the hackers said:
"Avid Life Media has been instructed to take Ashley Madison and Established Men offline permanently in all forms, or we will 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. The other websites may stay online … Too bad for those men, they're cheating dirtbags and deserve no such discretion. Too bad for ALM, you promised secrecy but didn't deliver. We've got the complete set of profiles in our DB dumps, and we'll release them soon if Ashley Madison stays online. And with over 37 million members, mostly from the US and Canada, a significant percentage of the population is about to have a very bad day, including many rich and powerful people."
This is clearly a huge and not-okay breach of privacy, but at least it happened to a group of people who think that their harmful secrets can stay in the shadows.
[Image via Ashley Madison.]
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