Details of over 35 million users that were stolen from popular cheating website in July, Ashley Madison, has been posted online by a hacking group.
The hackers known as ‘Impact Team’ took the data following a sophisticated penetration into the deepest file chambers of the married dating website last month. Impact Team warned the owners, Avid Life Media, to close down the website and another one called Established Men — or risk their users’ dirty secrets getting exposed in the general public.
South African news blog ClickNCompare reports that profiles of over 175,000 South African men and women who use Ashley Madison may have been compromised in the attack.
Earlier this week, ‘Impact Team’ uploaded a 10GB file online which they claim to be data from Ashley Madison. The file contained names, passwords, credit card details, pictures and even sexual fantasies of people.