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“And given its business’s reliance on confidentiality, prospective Ashley Madison investors should hope it has sufficiently, er, girded its loins.” Update, a.m.
ET: ALM has released the following statement about this attack: “We were recently made aware of an attempt by an unauthorized party to gain access to our systems.
“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.” Their demands continue: “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.” It’s unclear how much of the Ashley Madison user account data has been posted online.
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.
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.
But he did suggest that the incident may have been the work of someone who at least at one time had legitimate, inside access to the company’s networks — perhaps a former employee or contractor.
We’ve got the complete set of profiles in our DB dumps, and we’ll release them soon if Ashley Madison stays online.“You did everything you could, but nothing you could have done could have stopped this.” Several of the leaked internal documents indicate ALM was hyper aware of the risks of a data breach.In a Microsoft Excel document that apparently served as a questionnaire for employees about challenges and risks facing the company, employees were asked “In what area would you hate to see something go wrong?For now, it appears the hackers have published a relatively small percentage of Ashley Madison user account data and are planning to publish more for each day the company stays online.“Too bad for those men, they’re cheating dirtbags and deserve no such discretion,” the hackers continued.
“We’re on the doorstep of [confirming] who we believe is the culprit, and unfortunately that may have triggered this mass publication,” Biderman said.