Canadian dating site hacked
He’d yet to take any relationship offline, but he was in trouble.
Whilst several high-profile members of the site were revealed to the public, Thomas was blackmailed and started receiving emails from a hacker who called himself Mr X: “I have all the information about your online affairs and even the cheatings you did...
"We will release all customer records, profiles with all customers' secret sexual fantasies, nude pictures, and conversations and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails." Whoever hacked the sites claimed they did so to expose alleged lies Ashley Madison told customers about a service that allows members to erase profile information for a fee, Krebs reported.
Avid Life Media said it had launched an investigation into the breach and employed a top IT security team to "take every possible step towards mitigating the attack." "Our team has now successfully removed the all posts related to this incident as well as all personally identifiable information about our users published online," the company said.
Avid Life Media, which owns Toronto-based cheating site Ashley Madison.com, said Monday that it had taken steps to secure its sites.
We found out 86 per cent of the site’s users were men, São Paulo had the most registered users of any city and it’s mainly used by rich, powerful men.ALM has agreed to a number of remedies, including the promise to conduct a comprehensive review of security, to stop indefinite retention of information from deleted profiles and to provide a "no-cost option" for users who want to withdraw consent for their information being held by the site.