There’s no polite way to say this: Avid Life Media (ALM), the owners of AshleyMadison, Cougar Life and Established Men, is fucked.
As first reported by Brian Krebs, the clandestine affair-making site AshleyMadison was hacked Sunday by a group claiming to have access to user profiles, usernames, passwords, emails and more.
It’s bad when any website is hacked — but when said website is dedicated to helping people in relationships have affairs, it’s catastrophic. For many of the site’s 37 million users, this breach could have devastating consequences on their personal lives.
ALM claims that it has now been able to secure its sites; at this stage, that doesn’t really matter. Already, files containing emails and passwords for many AshleyMadison users have started to spread online. And no DMCA takedown notice is going to be enough to limit the fallout…READ MORE
Mashable by Christina Warren