Uh-oh. Millions of people are going to have some serious explaining to do!
‘Ashley Madison’, the dating website that helps married people cheat has been hit by hackers who are reportedly threatening to release data about millions of customers.
Ashley Madison is a dating website, with one important twist: Instead of connecting eligible singles, it caters to married people interested in conducting affairs. The site claims to have 37 million members, and has in the past bragged about its data security.
The hackers called themselves the “Impact Team.”
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 FriendFinder was hacked.
Adult FriendFinder, 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.