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    OOOOOPS! Ashley Madison Affairs for the Married Site HACKED!

    Uh oh,

    I just heard the personal information of 37,000,000 people who have signed up with the website Ashley Madison for married persons who want some extra-marital fun has been hacked and hackers are threatening to release the information. The owner of the site is claiming it may have been an inside job. Also now being exposed is the practice by Ashley Madison that anyone who wanted to have their account deleted was made to pay $19 per person to have that done, but allegedly credit card and other vital information was kept by the website. reagardless of any payments to have it all removed.

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/20/tech...-madison-hack/

    A dating website that helps married people cheat has been hit by hackers who threatened to release information about millions of customers.

    Ashley Madison, which uses the advertising slogan "Life is short. Have an affair," said Monday it had been attacked and some user data was stolen.

    So far, though, it isn't easy to find the exposed cheaters online. That could change soon if the hackers decide to publish the information on a public website.

    Brian Krebs, the blogger behind Krebs on Security, first reported the breach late on Sunday. Krebs said the hackers posted some data and were threatening to release all Ashley Madison's customer records if the website isn't shut down.

    "We were recently made aware of an attempt by an unauthorized party to gain access to our systems," Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison, said in a statement. The company said that while it had stringent security measure in place, they "have unfortunately not prevented this attack."

    "At this time, we have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points," the company said. "We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act."

    Ashley Madison is a dating website, with one important twist: Instead of connecting eligible singles, it caters to married people interested in having an affair. The site claims to have 37 million members, and has in the past bragged about its data security.

    The site is an obvious target for hackers. After all, its databases have enormous potential for use in blackmail schemes.

    The hackers -- or hacker, perhaps -- appear to be upset over the company's "full delete" service, which promises to completely erase a user's profile, and all associated data, for a $19 fee.

    "Full Delete netted [Avid Life Media] $1.7 million in revenue in 2014. It's also a complete lie," the hackers were quoted as saying in a manifesto published by Krebs. "Users almost always pay with credit card; their purchase details are not removed as promised, and include real names and address, which is of course the most important information the users want removed."

    The hackers called themselves the "Impact Team." If Ashley Madison is not taken offline, they have threatened to "release 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."

    In a later statement Monday, Avid Life Media said that it had hired "one of the world's top IT security teams" to work on the breach, and had successfully removed all posts by the hackers that contained user data. It gave no further details.

    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.

    Maaaaaan there's got to bigger scramble by husbands, wives, and pretenders going on than all the eggs served at IHops around the U.S. for the last 10 years. Here's hoping it's not you.

    OUCH!

    Merlot

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    Find it funny that the group has no issue with the cougar site..... Cougar hackers on the rampage.
    I do not think outside the box, I do not think inside the box, I do not even know where the box is.

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    At first I thought it was the doing of some morality group, but it seems to be payback for the site's privacy shenanigans.

    One more reason why escorts are a better choice than an affair...
    “Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love.”

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    Never trusted those dating sites where you had to pay. Especially them, I 've heard stories that some profiles were fake and now this. They didn't even delete info on members who paid to have their profile deleted.

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    Hello all,

    Quote Originally Posted by november View Post
    They didn't even delete info on members who paid to have their profile deleted.
    Maybe someone could explain it to me? How do you trust any organization like this with all the vital information you have, except maybe social security numbers. How does it make any sense? And that removal fee? If members know about that going in doesn't that immediately set off some kind of warnings signals to pause and think about what that means. So 37 million people put their lives in the hands of Ashley Madison, an organization designed for cheating. What were they thinking???



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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlot View Post
    Hello all,



    Maybe someone could explain it to me? How do you trust any organization like this with all the vital information you have, except maybe social security numbers. How does it make any sense? And that removal fee? If members know about that going in doesn't that immediately set off some kind of warnings signals to pause and think about what that means. So 37 million people put their lives in the hands of Ashley Madison, an designed organization for cheating. What were they thinking???



    Merlot
    Thinking of cheating !That is a very powerful motive !
    Actually in escorting I never verified if clients where single or in a relationship ,neither for the ladies if they offered a quality service single or not it wasn't my business .
    If I would't served them(clients ) other agencies would have anyways


    Cheers




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    Ha! That whole site is a scam! They create fake women profiles that contact the members so they sign up and pay. That and that delete fee lol what a bunch a crooks! I'm glad this site got hacked, but they should just crash it down and destroy the company if they wanted vengeance instead of attacking the members IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallseye View Post
    They create fake women profiles that contact the members so they sign up and pay. That and that delete fee lol what a bunch a crooks! I'm glad this site got hacked, .
    Hello Wallseye

    Whenever sex and money are involve the risk of fake is imminent .There is a powerful enticement in making money out sex !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallseye View Post
    Ha! That whole site is a scam! They create fake women profiles that contact the members so they sign up and pay.

    They are all like that, a few years ago I registered on a site ( forget which one ) and profile said I was 5'1"and 275 lbs with no profile pictures, within 2 days I had requests from hot girls to meet me, to contact these girls I had to pay a registration fee, well that was the end of it. The only site what I have any faith in is POF and even then you have to have patience and jump through plenty of hoops.
    Escorts is by far the easiest and best way to have an affair.
    I do not think outside the box, I do not think inside the box, I do not even know where the box is.

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    Escorts is by far the easiest and best way to have an affair.
    Naa. U know some incall agencies / indies have their camera and keep yr phone nb. I'm always affraid of my pix/info would leak on internet one day. Same for these sites...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyw View Post
    Naa. U know some incall agencies / indies have their camera and keep yr phone nb. I'm always affraid of my pix/info would leak on internet one day. Same for these sites...
    I Was always concerned about that too .Pick and choose carefully. There must be some people in Ottawa very nervous right now. Read an article yesterday that said one in five people in that city were registered on that site.

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    Many of these sites know how to entice someone to join. As soon as you sign up for free (many have a free trial period) they will bombard you with date requests giving the impression that you will be flooded with requests. I suspect many of these prospective dates are "computer generated" . Hope for the sake of the 37 million, going about their private business, that nothing come of this security breach. .

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    I believe the hackers are after nothing more than a shutdown of the website. The possibilities for extortion are great.

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    Yes Zedding, I have joined up with several site and I have provided fake information. Who would ever fall for the fake dates to entice you to pay? It is all so obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyw View Post
    Naa. U know some incall agencies / indies have their camera and keep yr phone nb. I'm always affraid of my pix/info would leak on internet one day. Same for these sites...
    Every agency keeps your number and if someone wants to post pictures ( very unlikely ) go ahead. Living in fear of something with a million to one possibility is not living at all.
    I do not think outside the box, I do not think inside the box, I do not even know where the box is.

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