I have met 2 people on here in the first month. The leak dealt with confidential data that Ashley Madison members are keen to remain a secret. After a certain period of time, you will be offered a subscription or the chance to buy credits. BUT once you have sent a person a message, then its free to send and receive messages to that person. The former CEO Noel Biderman, in addition to several of their executive team was let go. If you do a simple LinkedIn search of executives from the hack, you’ll see that they are no longer employees of Ashley Madison.
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Amid reports that hackers apparently had posted online the personal and financial information for up to 40 million members of the infidelities-R-us Web site Ashley Madison, some Americans responded Tuesday night with a shrug. The Impact Team also released a BitTorrent tracker file for a compressed, 9.7 GB file, which appears to contain usernames, and the last four digits of credit card numbers, as well as cardholders‘ names and addresses, for tens of millions of Ashley Madison users, Wired first reported.
In addition to the Ashley Madison ads, Acar’s survey of websites labeled as child-directed” found a Google ad for a dating service featuring Qatari women and another touting pictures of Hot Survivor Contestants.” Some ads served by Google offered downloads that included malicious software. As I argued last week, even for the most simplistic, worst-case-scenario, cartoon-villain depictions of the Ashley Madison user — a spouse who selfishly seeks hedonistic pleasure with indifference toward his or her own marital vows and by deceiving the spouse — that’s nobody’s business other than those who are parties to that marriage or, perhaps, their family members and close friends.
The hackers said they had obtained user information from Ashley Madison and several smaller dating sites owned by Avid Life Media. And so he and a 28-person team, working in Global Personals‘ vaguely named admin” ashely madson department, spent their work hours crafting very sexy, very fictional profiles and messaging users from them. For people unhappy in their marriages and mulling an affair, logging on is an easy first step. Hackers normally steal data to resell on the Darkweb, but the culprits behind the Ashley Madison hack appeared to be out for justice, not money.