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The hackers -- or hacker, perhaps -- appear to be upset over the company's "full delete" service, which promises to completely erase a user's profile, and all associated data, for a fee."Full Delete netted [Avid Life Media] .7 million in revenue in 2014.Brian Krebs, the blogger who first reported the breach, said the hackers were threatening to release all Ashley Madison's customer records if the website isn't shut down.The hackers called themselves the "Impact Team," and the potential release includes "profiles with all the customers' secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails." In a statement, Avid Life Media, the parent company, said: "At this time, we have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points.So far, though, it isn't easy to find the exposed cheaters online.
The hack follows a similar event in March, when more than 3.5 million people's sexual preferences, fetishes and secrets were exposed after dating site Adult Friend Finder was hacked.
As a result, there is a significant number affair dating sites which focus on married men and women: cheating husbands and wives who are looking for a bit of side action.
Adult Friend Finder, which boasts 64 million members, claims to have "helped millions of people find traditional partners, swinger groups, threesomes, and a variety of other alternative partners." Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.
The affair dating market in Australia continues to grow as rapidly as ever.
We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act." Ashley Madison is a dating website, with one important twist: Instead of connecting eligible singles, it caters to married people interested in having an affair.
The site claims to have 37 million members, and has in the past bragged about its data security. After all, its databases have enormous potential for use in blackmail schemes.