Hot! Adulterers Website Ashley Madison Hacked Leaving Cheaters Exposed

A group of computer hackers known as ‘The Impact Team’ have broken into and stolen large caches of data from Ashley Madison , a site that helps married users have discreet extramarital relations, reports New York Daily News.

Image credit: Tiffany Balley (Flickr)

Image credit: Tiffany Balley (Flickr)

They are now threatening to leak user’s personal information, which will mean embarrassing exposure for the 37 million worldwide subscribers to the Toronto based site, according to internet security expert Bryan Krebs.

Ashley Madison, whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair,” enables married individuals to anonymously find an adulterous partner. The site is valued at over $1 billion.

For a fee of $19, users can supposedly delete their profiles and records — however, The Impact Team claim that this data is never actually removed from the site’s records.

They write:

“Full Delete netted ALM $1.7mm in revenue in 2014. It’s also a complete lie […] Users almost always pay with credit card; their purchase details are not removed as promised, and include real name and address, which is of course the most important information the users want removed.”

The hacking group is demanding the site be taken offline permanently, or else they 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”

Avid Life Media, the owners of Ashley Madison, released a statement saying they are working to take down information that had already been leaked.

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