Hackers are threatening to expose the 37 millions users that use the online cheating website called AshleyMadison.com
Avid Life Media Inc., which owns AshleyMadison, confirmed the breach according to the Washington Post, “We apologize for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information.”
The company said that it will offer users the ability to delete all of their personal information. However, the hackers plan on publishing the "deleted" information, showing people that the 'full delete' feature is a lie:
"In a long manifesto posted alongside the stolen ALM data, The Impact Team said it decided to publish the information in response to alleged lies ALM told its customers about a service that allows members to completely erase their profile information for a $19 fee.
According to the hackers, although the ‘full delete’ feature that Ashley Madison advertises promises ‘removal of site usage history and personally identifiable information from the site,’ users’ purchase details — including real name and address — aren’t actually scrubbed." - Brian Krebs (Krebs Security) via
Remember everyone, the Internet is not as safe as you think.
Source: Washington Post