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” Trevor Stokes, ALM’s chief technology officer, put his worst fears on the table: “Security,” he wrote.
“I would hate to see our systems hacked and/or the leak of personal information.” In the wake of the Adult Friend Finder breach, many wondered whether Ashley Madison would be next.
Have an affair.” The data released by the hacker or hackers — which self-identify as The Impact Team — includes sensitive internal data stolen from Avid Life Media (ALM), the Toronto-based firm that owns Ashley Madison as well as related hookup sites Cougar Life and Established Men.
Reached by Krebs On Security late Sunday evening, ALM Chief Executive Noel Biderman confirmed the hack, and said the company was “working diligently and feverishly” to take down ALM’s intellectual property.
I have no doubt, based on the work I and my company are doing, Avid Life Media will continue to be a strong, secure business,” Eriksson said.” This entry was posted on Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at pm and is filed under Data Breaches.
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For now, it appears the hackers have published a relatively small percentage of Ashley Madison user account data and are planning to publish more for each day the company stays online.
“Too bad for those men, they’re cheating dirtbags and deserve no such discretion,” the hackers continued.
We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act.We immediately launched a thorough investigation utilizing leading forensics experts and other security professionals to determine the origin, nature, and scope of this incident.” “We apologize for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information.The current business world has proven to be one in which no company’s online assets are safe from cyber-vandalism, with Avid Life Media being only the latest among many companies to have been attacked, despite investing in the latest privacy and security technologies.” “We have always had the confidentiality of our customers’ information foremost in our minds, and have had stringent security measures in place, including working with leading IT vendors from around the world.Any and all parties responsible for this act of cyber–terrorism will be held responsible.” “Avid Life Media has the utmost confidence in its business, and with the support of leading experts in IT security, including Joel Eriksson, CTO, Cycura, we will continue to be a leader in the services we provide.“I have worked with leading companies around the world to secure their businesses.
Indeed, in the short span of 30 minutes between that brief interview and the publication of this story, several of the Impact Team’s Web links were no longer responding. “Like us or not, this is still a criminal act.” Besides snippets of account data apparently sampled at random from among some 40 million users across ALM’s trio of properties, the hackers leaked maps of internal company servers, employee network account information, company bank account data and salary information.