NEW YORK (AP) – The father and mother company of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for unfaithful spouses, states it was hacked which the individual details of some of its users was posted online.
In addition, the person or individuals behind the attack are threatening to release all the website’s individual info – including its members’ sexual dreams and monetary information – if the company doesn’t take Ashley Madison offline, according to a popular security blog.
Toronto-based Avid Life Media Inc. says it has had the hackers’ posts – that included bits of personal details – taken down and has actually employed an innovation security company. The company and police are examining.
The breach was first reported late Sunday by Brian Krebs of KrebsonSecurity, a website that focuses on cybersecurity. Ashley Madison, whose slogan is “Life is brief. Have an affair,” professes to have 37 million members.
The hacking follows the May breach of the dating website Adult FriendFinder, which included the theft of names, e-mail addresses and info about the sexual preference or practices of approximately 4 countless that site’s members.
According to Krebs, the hacker or hackers, in the Ashley Madison breach determined as “The Effect Team,” published big caches of data from the Ashley Madison site, declaring to have actually compromised user databases, financial records and other information.
Besides random individual information from members, the hackers also posted maps of the company’s internal servers, worker network account details, business savings account information and income info, Krebs states.
The hacker or hackers also published a manifesto alongside the data, implicating Avid Life Media of lying to its customers about a $19 service that would scrub all their individual details from its data bases, saying that the data does not really go away,” Krebs states.
The hackers state that if Avid Life does not take its Ashley Madison and Established Men websites offline, it will certainly launch all the business’s information – consisting of client records, naked pictures, sexual desires, online conversations, matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, along with worker files and e-mails – according to a screen capture of the hackers’ manifesto posted by Krebs.
Avid Life launched a statement Monday morning stating that it has actually had the ability to protect its sites and close the back entrances into its systems.
“We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act,” the business’s statement checks out. “Any and all celebrations accountable for this act of cyber-terrorism will certainly be called to account.”
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