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Hackers claim cheating site cheats customers

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 01:04

Hackers say they’ve caught AshleyMadison.com, a cheating website, with its pants down and are threatening to expose user data. Lisa Bernhard reports.

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Some might call it Karmic Justice. Hackers taking over Ashley Madison - the #1 website for those looking to cheat on their spouses... They're threatening to release nude photos, sexual fantasies and other intimate details of its more than 37 million users. Owner Avid Life Media confirming the breach, by a group called "The Impact Team" - who claim it's actually the site that's cheating its customers… by retaining such personal data as credit card information after its users have paid a fee to have the data deleted… Now, the hackers are threatening to expose all customer records unless Ashley Madison is shut, along with a sister site called "Established Men," described by the hackers as, "a prostitution/human trafficking website for rich men to pay for sex." Ashley Madison has been planning to raise up to $200 million through an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. It's working with law enforcement agencies to try to trace those behind the attack.

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Hackers claim cheating site cheats customers

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 01:04