Ashley Madison’s User Data Exposed

Screen capture of Ashley Madison home page

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The famous “have an affair” website was hacked last month and the perpetrators threatened to release the private (and intimate) data of 30+ million users if the site was not shut down. Last night, the hackers followed through on their promise and released the information online. Because of the sensitive information and photos that were likely stolen, this hack will likely send shock waves through the Internet. Are users placing too much trust in online services that store information and personal photos?

Quick summary from The Verge

Details and quotes from Techcrunch

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