Ashley Madison, a courting web site concentrating on married individuals, was breached by hackers, exposing the knowledge of hundreds of thousands of its clients, website proprietor Avid Life Media confirmed. In a statement released Monday on the Ashley Madison site, Avid Life Media says they were flagged on an unauthorized attempt to gain access to their systems. The company says sites have since been secured.
“We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act,” says the corporate in a press release. “Any and all parties responsible for this act of cyber–terrorism will be held responsible.”
Avid, which additionally runs courting websites CougarLife and Established Men, didn’t say what knowledge was compromised because of the breach. According to the weblog Krebs on Security, the corporate’s “user databases, financial information and other proprietary information” have been affected.
In a later assertion, the corporate says it used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to take away posts associated to the breach and any private info posted on-line.
Between its three web sites, Avid boasts a mixed 40 million members.
Two months in the past, courting website AdultFriendFinder confirmed it fell sufferer to a knowledge breach, compromising private knowledge together with e mail addresses, dates of start and sexual preferences for greater than four million customers.