The group behind the hack of adultery website Ashley Madison appears to have made good on its threat, leaking the site’s user database online—and potentially exposing those users to threats of blackmail.
Last month, a group of hackers known as The Impact Team claimed to be behind an attack on Ashley Madison—whose tagline is “Life is short. Have an affair,”—and associated sites Cougar Life and Established Men, stealing information on more than 37 million users. They threatened to release details if site owner Avid Life Media did not shut down Ashley Madison and Established Men. Avid Life Media did not comply. – click for full article