Ashley Madison Offering $500,000 for Information About Hackers

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Last month confidential customer information was stolen from Canada’s AshleyMadison.com, a dating site for extramarital affairs. At the time the hackers threatened to eventually release it all unless the Toronto-based website shut down.

The website, with 37 million members worldwide, did not shut down.

The now-released data, clocking in at nearly 10 gigabytes, includes customer information databases, source code repositories, financial records, and emails.

“Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men,” Impact Team, the hacking group responsible, wrote in a statement last week. “We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data…. Keep in mind the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles. See ashley madison fake profile lawsuit; 90-95% of actual users are male.”

The hacking group more recently leaked emails from Ashley Madison’s founder, Noel Biderman.

Now the website is offering a $500,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the group responsible for the “act of cyberterrorism,” as Ashley Madison has called it.

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