Large caches of data stolen from online cheating site Ashley have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised the company’s user databases, financial records and other proprietary information.The still-unfolding leak could be quite damaging to some 37 million users of the hookup service, whose slogan is “Life is short.We immediately launched a thorough investigation utilizing leading forensics experts and other security professionals to determine the origin, nature, and scope of this incident.” “We apologize for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information.
Have an affair.” The data released by the hacker or hackers — which self-identify as The Impact Team — includes sensitive internal data stolen from Avid Life Media (ALM), the Toronto-based firm that owns Ashley Madison as well as related hookup sites Cougar Life and Established Men.
Reached by Krebs On Security late Sunday evening, ALM Chief Executive Noel Biderman confirmed the hack, and said the company was “working diligently and feverishly” to take down ALM’s intellectual property.
In a long manifesto posted alongside the stolen ALM data, The Impact Team said it decided to publish the information in response to alleged lies ALM told its customers about a service that allows members to completely erase their profile information for a fee.
According to the hackers, although the “full delete” feature that Ashley Madison advertises promises “removal of site usage history and personally identifiable information from the site,” users’ purchase details — including real name and address — aren’t actually scrubbed. It’s also a complete lie,” the hacking group wrote.
As other companies have experienced, these security measures have unfortunately not prevented this attack to our system.” “At this time, we have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points.
We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act.” Trevor Stokes, ALM’s chief technology officer, put his worst fears on the table: “Security,” he wrote.“I would hate to see our systems hacked and/or the leak of personal information.” In the wake of the Adult Friend Finder breach, many wondered whether Ashley Madison would be next. Mit einem Klick auf den Aktivierungslink bestätigen Sie Ihre E-Mail-Adresse und schließen die Registrierung im Dating Cafe ab. Neben unseren transparenten, günstigen Preisen und der kompetenten Betreuung durch unser Team gibt es dafür vor allem einen Grund: die Singles im Dating Cafe.Wenn Sie diese E-Mail nicht erhalten haben oder die E-Mail-Adresse nicht korrekt ist, starten Sie die Registrierung einfach erneut. Je offener und neugieriger wir durchs Leben gehen, desto größer ist unsere Chance auf das Liebes-Glück. Im Profil vieler Singles im Dating Cafe sehen Sie ein Ausweis-Symbol mit einem grünen Häkchen.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.” ALM CEO Biderman declined to discuss specifics of the company’s investigation, which he characterized as ongoing and fast-moving.