“A message left by The Impact Team, the person or group who claimed credit for hacking the databases of adultery website Ashley Madison”. He also asserted alongside that the perpetrator of the hack was a female.
It should come as no surprise that Avid Life Media is offering a very large cash reward for any information that will lead to the arrest of The Impact team, the organization who claims responsibility for the hack of Ashley Madison, spilling the data of its 37 million subscribers online.
A man has filed a lawsuit in the us against infidelity website Ashley Madison and its parent company for allegedly causing him emotional harm as the site has failed to properly secured the site as seen by the disclosure of hacked information of subscribers.
A representative told the news outlet: “Nerve was exploring strategic partnerships in May of 2012 and reached out to Noel to determine Avid Life Media’s interest in the property”.
A lawsuit filed in Texas alleged that Ashley Madison and ALM should have known about vulnerabilities in their computer systems, because they had been warned about them. Now, it has been revealed that the hackers gave their break-in its own special soundtrack: “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC.
The website was recently hacked – and the hackers released millions of client names, emails and financial information.
The hacking of the Ashley Madison website has given birth to scams involving protection of client’s data for a given fee.
“The social impact behind this leak, we’re talking about families, we’re talking about children, we are talking about wives, their male partners”, said Bryce Evans, staff superintendent with the Toronto police.
The Register news site has published a report in which it suggests that a variety of personal data was removed from a database.
Legal pressure on Ashley Madison and its parent company is picking up with more class-action lawsuits filed this week in the USA against the extramarital hookup site, alleging its negligence in protecting confidential user data.
“For numerous website’s users, the publicity of this information has created and will continue to create irreparable harm”, the man said in his lawsuit. Toronto Police noted during their press conference that they are working with law-enforcement agencies around the world, including the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, to identify the criminals.
According to Reuters, the collection of data included email addresses and other information belonging to government officials and high-level executives at European and North American corporations.
The USA litigation follows a $578 million lawsuit in Canada.