Ashley Madison Data Hack ‘Done For Profit’

July 21, 2015

A member of a hacking community claims Impact Team “will profit in a big way” if they sell the stolen personal details.

Hackers calling themselves Impact Team have stolen and leaked data from some of the Ashley Madison website’s 37 million users and are threatening to publish more.

For now the group has released just 40MB of data, including some credit card details and several documents about its parent company Avid Life Media (ALM), it is reported.

But the group says it is prepared to release all customer records, including the “secret sexual fantasies” of members, unless the site is closed.

The hackers’ main issue with the adultery site seems to be a leavers’ fee that the company charges users.

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