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Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Ashley Madison website hacked and Millions of personal data of users pubished.
Hackers claimed Tuesday to have leaked personal data of millions of people that was stolen in a cyberattack on the parent company of Ashley Madison, an online dating site aimed at people who wish to have extramarital affairs.
WIRED reported that a group called the Impact Team, who claimed responsibility for last month's hack, posted 9.7 gigabytes of stolen user data on the so-called "dark web," a reference to a part of the Internet that can only be accessed through a specialized browser.
According to WIRED, the leaked data includes customer names, login details, street and e-mail addresses, and details of transactions that date as far back as 2007. However, WIRED reported that the data does not appear to include full credit card numbers. In all, approximately 32 million accounts at Ashley Madison and Established Men, a site aimed at women looking to date wealthy men, are believed to be affected.