A few months ago a group of hackers claimed to have hacked into the world’s most popular online cheating website, Ashley Madison, and threaten to publically release the identity, email addresses and credit card info of nearly 40 million users HERE…including that of 175 000 South African members. Well all those people who quitely stressed and hoped it would go away are now proper kakking themselves because the hacker group have allegedly dumped almost 10GB of user data online. There is specultation over the origin of the data, but several independent online security experts are reporting that the database is from Ashley Madison.
Here’s what the hackers posted along with links to the files containing all the data. It was first released on the TOR network, but has since made it’s way onto regular torrent sites and a searchable list is expected in the near future.
And these are the downloaded files contained in the dump via KrebsonSecurity who have stated they’ve spoken to three sources who confirmed that their information and credit card details are in the database.
I’ve checked some samples of the leak data on sites like 4Chan and Pastebin and plenty rumours about government officials being in there. No doubt once the list becomes searchable the shite is gonna hit the fan.
This part of the statement from Avid Life Media, the company that owns Ashley Madison.
“This event is not an act of hacktivism, it is an act of criminality. It is an illegal action against the individual members of AshleyMadison.com, as well as any freethinking people who choose to engage in fully lawful online activities,” the company said in a statement. “The criminal, or criminals, involved in this act have appointed themselves as the moral judge, juror, and executioner, seeing fit to impose a personal notion of virtue on all of society. We will not sit idly by and allow these thieves to force their personal ideology on citizens around the world.” [Arstechnica]
Will update when new info surfaces.