“Too bad for ALM, you promised secrecy but didn’t deliver.
We’ve got the complete set of profiles in our DB dumps, and we’ll release them soon if Ashley Madison stays online.
Indeed, in the short span of 30 minutes between that brief interview and the publication of this story, several of the Impact Team’s Web links were no longer responding. “Like us or not, this is still a criminal act.” Besides snippets of account data apparently sampled at random from among some 40 million users across ALM’s trio of properties, the hackers leaked maps of internal company servers, employee network account information, company bank account data and salary information.
The compromise comes less than two months after intruders stole and leaked online user data on millions of accounts from hookup site Adult Friend Finder.
I have no doubt, based on the work I and my company are doing, Avid Life Media will continue to be a strong, secure business,” Eriksson said.” This entry was posted on Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at pm and is filed under Data Breaches.
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“Users almost always pay with credit card; their purchase details are not removed as promised, and include real name and address, which is of course the most important information the users want removed.” Their demands continue: “Avid Life Media has been instructed to take Ashley Madison and Established Men offline permanently in all forms, or we will release all customer records, including profiles with all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails.
The other websites may stay online.” It’s unclear how much of the Ashley Madison user account data has been posted online.
Any and all parties responsible for this act of cyber–terrorism will be held responsible.” “Avid Life Media has the utmost confidence in its business, and with the support of leading experts in IT security, including Joel Eriksson, CTO, Cycura, we will continue to be a leader in the services we provide.
“I have worked with leading companies around the world to secure their businesses.
“You did everything you could, but nothing you could have done could have stopped this.” Several of the leaked internal documents indicate ALM was hyper aware of the risks of a data breach.
In a Microsoft Excel document that apparently served as a questionnaire for employees about challenges and risks facing the company, employees were asked “In what area would you hate to see something go wrong?
Large caches of data stolen from online cheating site Ashley have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised the company’s user databases, financial records and other proprietary information.