Hackers styling themselves as the Impact Team have taken credit for infiltrating the computer network of Ashley Madison’s parent company, Avid Life Media, and acquiring a trove of sensitive user data purported to pertain to some 37 million account holders.
On Sunday, the group said it would publish the data unless Ashley Madison goes offline for good, blaming ALM for keeping customer records that it had promised to purge and the clientele for its own immorality.“Too bad for ALM, you promised secrecy but didn’t deliver,” the hackers wrote in a statement first obtained by security reporter Brian Krebs.
It’s the moment when a date can come to a crashing halt for the politically inclined in Washington.
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Never mind sophisticated hackers and nation-state cybercriminals: Suspicions concerning this week’s hack of a dating service that encourages infidelity suggests all it may take to destroy a corporation (and the lives of potentially millions of customers) is a disgruntled IT guy.
Just like most dating sites, users list their education, location and interests, as well as their political attributes.
Users also can post who they consider to be their most inspirational leader, what kinds of talk shows they watch, their favorite philosophers and the issues they care about the most.