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My new heroes: Ashley Madison cheating site hackers

Ashley Madison websiteAshleyMadison.com, a dating website for married cheaters, has been hacked.

The website’s slogan is, “Life is short. Have an affair.” Now, the personal details of 37 million members, including nude photos and sexual fantasies, have been compromised.

This is a moral dilemma for me. Of course, hacking a website is criminal. But as far as I’m concerned, all of those cheaters are getting what they deserve.

The hackers, a person or group calling itself the “Impact Team,” has demanded that the website owner, a company called Avid Life Media, take down Ashley Madison (AM), and another hookup site that it owns called Established Men (EM) and Cougar Life.

Here’s the statement from the Impact Team:

AM AND EM MUST SHUT DOWN
IMMEDIATELY PERMANENTLY

We are the Impact Team.

We have taken over all systems in your entire office and production domains, all customer information databases, source code repositories, financial records, emails.

Shutting down AM and EM will cost you, but non-compliance will cost you more:

We will release all customer records, profiles with the customers’ secret sexual fantasies, nude pictures, and conversations and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails. Avid Life Media will be liable for fraud and extreme harm to millions of users.

Avid Life Media runs Ashley Madison, the internet’s #1 cheating site, for people who are married or in a relationship to have an affair. ALM also runs Established Men, a prostitution/human trafficking website for rich men to pay for sex, as well as cougar life, a dating website for cougars, man crunch, a site for gay dating, swappernet for swingers, and the big and the beautiful, for overweight dating.

Trevor, ALM’s CTO once said, “Protection of personal information” was his biggest “critical success factors” and “I would hate to see our systems hacked and/or the leak of personal information”

Well Trevor, welcome to your worst f*cking nightmare.

 

According to media reports, Ashley Madison’s customer service is in meltdown as people try to close their accounts, and the company’s plans for going public are toast.

I am cheering.

Online cheating site AshleyMadison hacked, on KrebsOnSecurity.com.

Ashley Madison faces ‘doomsday scenario’ after hack: Bankers, on CNBC.com.

Ashley Madison customer service in meltdown as site battles hack fallout, on TheGuardian.com

 



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  1. Jan7 says:

    The fallout continues…this is an interesting twist….it’s funny how all these men paid money each month to be on this site yet “never followed through”…. I also wonder who this prosecutor can just go back to a job that requires you to have integrity, morals & high standard ethics.

    This was on the Dailymail.

    “The prosecutor who gained national attention as a key player in the unsuccessful murder prosecution of Casey Anthony said Sunday that he committed no crime and never followed through with an affair on the cheating website, Ashley Madison.

    Jeff Ashton, the State Attorney for Orange and Osceola counties in central Florida, said he wouldn’t resign his post.

    Ashton choked up several times during a news conference while publicly apologizing to his wife, their three children and his four adult children from previous marriages.

    He wouldn’t say what impact the revelation has had on his marriage.

    Prosecutor: Jeff Ashton, State Attorney for Orange and Osceola counties in central Florida, answers questions at a news conference, Sunday, after reports claimed he was a paid member of Ashley Madison. com

    Ashton and his wife Rita have three children together, and Ashton also has four adult children from previous marriages

    On Saturday, website East Orlando Post published quotes it said came from Ashton’s profile.
    Ashton purportedly wrote: ‘I am looking for someone who has fantasies we can act out.
    ‘Who know what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it.

    ‘You must be discrete, not looking to change my situation just want to get excited again.’
    His profile also allegedly said ‘a big toy collection is a plus.’

    Speaking out: Ashton said Sunday that he signed up for the site because he was curious but he did not have an affair. He asked for forgiveness for his bad judgment

    ‘While I indulged my curiosity about the site, it never went beyond that,’ Ashton said.

    ‘They were incredibly stupid choices. I ask the public’s forgiveness for my shortcomings but those shortcomings have had absolutely no impact on the performance of my official duties.’

    Ashton said he signed up for the site two years ago because he was curious. But when asked why he never used it to cheat, he said he just couldn’t go through with it.

    He used his personal lap top on an office wireless network that is available to anyone who is at the courthouse complex in downtown Orlando, Ashton said.

    Ashton’s Office of the State Attorney website biography says: ‘He has four adult children from previous marriages, and he and his wife Rita have three younger children.’

    Josh Duggar paid almost $1,000 for Ashley Madison account ‘in search of oral sex, one-night stands, experimenting with sex toys and more during his marriage’
    How many sins and counting?: Josh Duggar’s secret Facebook…

    Retired Liberal MP Patrick Secker is latest name to be…

    The veteran prosecutor was at the center of the case against Anthony, who was acquitted in 2011 of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter three years earlier.

    Back in 1987, Ashton was the first prosecutor in the nation to introduce DNA-based evidence in a case. Ashton first joined the State Attorney’s Office in 1981.

    Ashton was quoted by WFTV as saying: ‘I think I’ve humiliated myself enough for one weekend.
    ‘Tomorrow morning I go back to work.’
    Owner of cheating website Ashley Madison confirms data leak

    Case: The veteran prosecutor (left in 2011) was at the center of the case against Casey Anthony (right in 2009), who was acquitted in 2011 of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter three years earlier
    Trouble? Ashton wouldn’t say what impact the revelation has had on his marriage

    Trouble? Ashton wouldn’t say what impact the revelation has had on his marriage
    The prosecutor isn’t the only Florida elected official who has had to acknowledge using Ashley Madison.

    Last Friday, state Rep. Ritch Workman said in a statement that he had clicked on the site three years ago when he was single.

    Workman said he never met anyone from the site.

    Ashton called the news conference after the East Orlando Post online newsletter revealed that he had been on Ashley Madison.

    Ashton said he regretted giving ammunition to those who oppose him and said he hopes his three decades of service outweighs his transgression.

    ‘Today, I’m not very proud of myself,’ Ashton said.

    ‘The post may have been political motivated but they had every right to do it. I did something incredibly stupid and I should have been called on it.’



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  2. NotWhatHeSaidofMe says:

    Nobody has said so here on LF, but I think this about the current Ben Affleck/JenniferGarner reality saga. She thought he was one kind of person and is finding out how devious and sneaky and unfaithful he really is. With the nanny? The person trusted to care for the well being his kids. An employee. What a betrayal to his wife who is faced with the smiling vulture, happy to have a turn at her husband when things get stressed.

    Just like with my ex, there were no limit to the vultures waiting to jump in the sack with him. NOT anyone saying, think about what you’re doing and work it out with your wife. Nope. Just… hey, if you’re “unhappy”, with your wife, let me, the nearby horndog, will comfort you. Btw, my ex did not want a divorce, he just wanted to tup the vultures… only some of the vultures outed him because they wanted MY stuff, to take over MY life. I was NOT cooperative.

    I do think wives or girlfriends have the right to know that their guys have this kind of character. I know I would never have married my ex had I known his true nature. And all those vultures wouldn’t have had to wait to jump his grosso STD filled bones.



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  3. Cinna says:

    I’ve been reading where Anna Duggar (Josh Duggar’s wife) “blames herself” for his cheating and will “stand by her man” after he was outed for being on Ashley Madison. Oh dear, now there could be a wave of cheaters blaming their partners (how convenient for the cheaters) rather than recognition of cheaters breaking promises. It’s the hypocrisy that bothers me the most – preaching and promising faithfulness and then actually participating in the cheating activities.

    I know cognitive dissonance / denial is at work here, but this perception of the partner deserving the blame is just not accurate.



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    • kaya48 says:

      Interesting. These cheater mainpulated their wives/partners into accepting blame for the cheating. How evil is that? I do not understand Anna Duggar. I truly think God is always in control, but when my ex cheated and discarded me, I did not accept any blame, nor would I forgive him for his evil actions. Ever. Cheating, making accounts on Ashley Madison, meeting women online, watching Porn, those are all choices. Nobody makes them do it. They do not realize the consequences. They are basically say “My needs and desires are more imoortant than the pain I will inflict on my family.” And yes, it affects their children and friends, neighbors and co workers and bosses. The cheaters words are worthless because now they became liars. Cheating and lying go hand in hand. You cannot cheat without being a liar.
      To this day I am so grateful to put an end to my 20 year marriage. To not accept inappropirate behavior. Like my ex’s Ashley Madison account, his cheating, his lying, his porn addiction. Like I said seperating a life after so many years is exhausting. But I would have not done it any other way. You want to be an inappropriate spouse or father, then be ready for the fallout. My ex underestimated me. He never knew that even though I was brainwashed by him, I was a gladiator, looking out for my interests and welfare.



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  4. Jan7 says:

    It’s being reported that only 3 Zip codes in the US did not have have an account. Two are Alaska zip codes and one New Mexico…What do these 3 have in common? They lack internet connection.

    If have read:

    78% of men have looked at online porn

    70% of boys under the age of 10 have looked at porn

    Porn is twice as addicting then drugs.

    Sad world we live in…what will it be like in 10 years with all of these cheating & porn sites?

    Here is the article on the net:

    “One of the reasons why the Ashley Madison hack has swept through the US’ imagination to such a profound degree is how all-encompassing it seemed. The hack clawed its way into communities all across the country — well, not quite every community.

    Gawker’s Gabrielle Bluestone has uncovered that there are precisely three ZIP codes across the country that have no record of Ashley Madison users. That’s ZIP codes, not area codes. And what do they have in common? They’re partially lacking two things: the internet and a large number of people.”



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  5. Jan7 says:

    Good news…now if the site would just close their doors for good…

    “NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

    Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison’s parent company, says Noel Biderman’s departure is effective immediately and was a mutual decision.

    “This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees,” Avid Life’s statement reads. “We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base.”

    Biderman didn’t immediately return an email sent to his work account seeking comment.

    Toronto-based Avid Life’s statement went on to say that it’s “actively adjusting” to the fallout from the hacking and continues to provide access to its services. The company, which has offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of the hackers, adds that it continues to cooperate with international law enforcement in their investigations.

    Hackers originally breached Avid Life’s systems in July and then posted the information online a month later after the company didn’t comply with their demands to shut down.

    Ashley Madison, whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair,” purports to have nearly 40 million members.”



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  6. Jan7 says:

    Ever since Josh Dugger was caught on this site soliciting “strip & porn star” for sex I wondered if Ashley madison was just an escort service prostitution ring…well here is the latest from Dailymail. Hope all the spouses will now be truly exposed for their lies!

    “Ashley Madison owner Avid Life Media (ALM) was running an online escort service, according to a report published this week.

    The extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison – whose tagline is ‘Life is short. Have an affair’ – made headlines after it was recently hacked, with millions of users’ personal data published.

    The Daily Dot, citing leaked documents, reported Wednesday that an internal memo indicates ‘legal entities’ for Avid Life Media, one of which is shell company Pernimus Limited.

    The extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison – whose tagline is ‘Life is short. Have an affair’ – made headlines after it was recently hacked, with millions of users’ personal data published

    The extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison – whose tagline is ‘Life is short. Have an affair’ – made headlines after it was recently hacked, with millions of users’ personal data published

    An internal memo reportedly indicates ‘legal entities’ for Avid Life Media, one of which is shell company Pernimus Limited. The shell company reportedly leased escorts.ca in 2013

    An internal memo reportedly indicates ‘legal entities’ for Avid Life Media, one of which is shell company Pernimus Limited. The shell company reportedly leased escorts.ca in 2013
    Pernimus Limited leased escorts.ca in 2013, the The Daily Dot reported.

    Escorts.ca was under a ’10-year lease for use by Ashley Madison,’ the news outlet quoted a March 2013 leaked document as saying.

    Escorts.ca was suspended Tuesday night, according to The Daily Dot. However, the website appeared to be back up on Saturday evening.

    The Daily Dot wrote: ‘The document shows that ALM’s intention for the site, which did not charge users to browse its pages, was to funnel traffic to Ashley Madison and other ALM properties.’
    According to The Daily Dot, escorts were also being recruited for the ‘sugar daddies’ website Arrangement Finders by ALM executives.

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    That website’s tagline is ‘Intimacy with a Twi$t’ and appears on its homepage.

    ‘Tested out sending emails to 20 escorts,’ The Daily Dot’s report quoted an email from ALM worker John Santoro sent in June 2012 to ALM’s CEO at the time, Noel Biderman, as saying.

    It purportedly continued: ‘Along the lines of “you look amazing. I’m traveling on business. Are you on AF [Arrangement Finders]? I use that service when I travel for similar encounters.”’

    Former executive: Escorts were also reportedly being recruited for the ‘sugar daddies’ website Arrangement Finders by ALM executives. Former ALM CEO Noel Biderman is seen center in this file photograph

    Former executive: Escorts were also reportedly being recruited for the ‘sugar daddies’ website Arrangement Finders by ALM executives. Former ALM CEO Noel Biderman is seen center in this file photograph
    Website: The tagline for Arrangment Finders is ‘Intimacy with a Twi$t’

    Website: The tagline for Arrangment Finders is ‘Intimacy with a Twi$t’
    Santoro allegedly wrote in the email: ‘I got back 5 replies. I’m getting Eros.com scraped for escorts (India). Now, we have a list [of] real indy escorts that could hear about AF on a constant basis. … We might be able to do this semi-legit.’

    ‘Smart,’ Biderman wrote back, according to The Daily Dot.
    According to the news outlet, ALM marketing manager Binu Koshy wrote of anti-human trafficking website NeverForSale.com in an email from August 2013: ‘Who are these guys and why would they spend so much time and resources going after us…haha.’

    Per The Daily Dot, Santoro wrote back ‘Perhaps we should start targeting cities with the largest human traffic organizations.’ Biderman was reportedly one of several people on the email thread.
    Dailymail.com has reached out to Avid Life Media for comment.
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