Ashley Madison.com an adultery website for cheating spouses faces huge security risk after a massive hack. The group of hackers who compromised the website now threatens to reveal personal information and identity of over 37 million customers who use the website.
The adultery website maintained by Avid Life Media go with the tagline “Life is short, Have an affair” and offers its users complete anonymity. But users of the website are now living under a threat as the hackers who call themselves ”Impact Team” call for shutdown of the site else they will reveal personal details of users.
Impact Team state that “Ashley Madison members should not have anonymity because they are ‘cheating dirtbags and deserve no such discretion.”
The group has already published some user’s information online and claim to release more of it if the infidelity website is not closed down.
Impact team who claim to be an anti affair group said in a statement ‘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.’
On the other hand Canada based Avid Life Media officially acknowledged the hack. Noel Biderman, CEO of Avid Life Media also revealed in an interview with Krebs On Security that hackers could have got some help from inside. Apart from Ashley Madison and Established Men and the same company also operates Cougar Life but there is so far no threat reports for the later one.