Ashley Madison Accused of Failing to Secure Client Privacy After Online Infidelity Site Hacked

By on July 21, 2015

Avid Life Media (ALM), owner of Online cheating site Ashley Madison, Established Men and Cougar Life, was publicly accused by hackers of misleading its 37 million members about its $19 “Full Delete” profile service, which generated $1.7 million in revenue of ALM in 2014.

The hackers, known as The Impact Team, claim that Ashley Madison’s falsely advertising that name, address and other member profile information are removed by its “Full Delete” service since purchase data, which includes name and address, are not removed.

The Impact Team posted stolen ALM data online along with a demand that threatened to publicly post all client records unless ALM to permanently shuts down Ashley Madison and Established Men.  Noel Biderman, CEO of ALM, confirmed the data breach and stated that ALM was “working diligently and feverishly” to take down ALM’s intellectual property.

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