The website refused, which prompted the hackers to live up to their side of the deal, upending the lives of the users who until then thought that their extramarital affairs were a secret. The service is only available to primary users of hacked websites – not their spouses or other individuals.
Evans said Ashley Madison is cooperating with the investigation and police have found “no criminal wrongdoing” by the company, as was alleged by the hackers.
De Kloet cautioned that these are specifically for information on who might be behind the attack.
Summonses were filed in federal court on Monday in Texas and California compelling Ashley Madison’s parent company to respond to lawsuits filed in both districts in the wake of the breach.
There have probably been some heated conversations in homes around America this week following the data dump that leaked millions of names tied to the adultery website Ashley Madison. The law enforcement agency is also faced with “spin-offs of crimes and further victimization” of members and the public. “Interestingly, a third of people we asked thought a relationship could survive an affair, compared to 94% of counsellors and sex therapists we asked in a separate survey”.
It appears a few people in Illinois state government has been coveting more than their office mate’s stapler.
One of Biderman’s emails, sent from Ashley Madison’s CTO Raja Bhatia, stated how Ashley Madison hacked Nerve.com, an online magazine dedicated to sexual culture, when it was experimenting with its own dating site, the New York Daily News reported.
An estimated 110 million Americans, or almost half the U.S. adult population, had some information exposed by data breaches during a 12-month period ending in May 2014, according to a Ponemon Institute study.
The suit alleges that Ashley Madison and Avid Life Media failed to take “necessary and reasonable precautions to protect its users’ information, by, for example, encrypting the data”.
“We will not sit idly by and allow these thieves to force their personal ideology on citizens around the world”, the company said in a statement last week.
Last week, the team released around 33 million user information on a deep web website with a note that said “Time’s up!” Twitter took down tweets from Motherboard journalist Joseph Cox after he posted a partial spreadsheet showing company bank account details (without divulging any data) and an Avid Life Media seating floor plan.