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Ashley Madison hackers publish an additional 20GB of stolen data

By Shawn Knight
Aug 20, 2015
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  1. Just days ago, the hacking group responsible for breaking into and stealing a wealth of data from extramarital affair dating site Ashley Madison made good on its promise to publish some of the information online for all to see.

    The 10GB dump from a group known as The Impact Team included a wealth of identifiable information such as usernames, first and last names, e-mail addresses, partial credit card data and even profile data for millions of users. Also included in the release were internal Ashley Madison and Avid Life Media documents, contracts, sales techniques and more.

    Avid Life Media is the parent company of Ashley Madison, Cougar Life and Established Men.

    To say it was a devastating and embarrassing incident would be quite the understatement. As it turns out, the dump was just the tip of the iceberg as The Impact Team has now released a second collection of files twice as large as the first.

    Early reports indicate the e-mails of Avid Life Media CEO Noel Biderman are included in the new dump as well as other corporate data.

    In a recent interview with security journalist Brian Krebs, Ashley Madison original founding CTO Raja Bhatia said his team of nearly a dozen investigators had found no evidence that the dumps appearing online were legitimate. Krebs has since updated the story after speaking with three sources who all reported finding their information within the dump.

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 752   +273

    The more I hear about Avid Life Media, the more I smile that this happened.
     
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  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    I hope they dump all of the data. I do feel sorry for the partners and spouses who were cheated on but as for the cheaters... BURN BABY!!! You deserve everything that comes your way.
    I wonder who'll sue Ashley Madison for not taking proper care of their data, I can't see many doing it because they'll have to prove their personal info was on that site. Quite embarrassing I'd imagine.
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,564   +2,372

    Everyone who loses half their assets in divorce court.

    AM's problems have only just begun.
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    Sure they're gonna be sued but not by as many as you'd expect.
     
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,564   +2,372

    I expect only a minority of those financially impacted by the breach to sue directly. It's the only way they'll recoup a portion of their losses, if that. More likely than not, a majority of users will be named as plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit.
     
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  7. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Booster Posts: 141   +15

    Well hopefully they'll get some better security next time?
     
  8. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    I wonder if these are the same hackers that complain the government and corporations don't respect our privacy, then they do stuff like this.
     

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