Ashley Madison is an adult entertainment website that brings interesting contacts and just more excitement in your life. As bad as this breach has been for AshleyMadison and its millions of users, it’s likely nowhere near over: Hackers who have been combing through the company’s leaked email records have just released a selected dox” archive — a collection of documents, images and other data from Biderman’s inbox, including a 100-page movie script co-written by Biderman called In Bed With Ashley Madison.” Also included in the archive are dozens of other sensitive documents, including a scan of the CEO’s drivers license, copies of personal checks, bank account numbers, home address, and his income statements for the last four years.
Unlike many relationship websites, Ashley Madison does not cost for membership directly. Groups unrelated to The Impact Team have continued to run blackmail campaigns demanding payment of $500 to $2,000 for not sending the information stolen from Ashley Madison to family members. For these reasons, there is a chance of encountering some fake women at Ashley Madison. You don’t have to look far online to find examples of internet users who seem to be personally affected by the hacking of Ashley Madison.
The same was true this year when the website gave updated data to the National Post in February as Ottawa topped the list with roughly 189,000 users , or nearly one in five people living in the city. As 15 years passed the audience of the website has expanded: lots of single rich men looking for love visit the portal as well as ladies willing to find a rich man Ashley Madison helps its member to keep their private life private and makes an emphasis on discretion: the users may even blur their photos and add masks to hide their personalities.
Some links also impersonate the popular dating site Ashley Madison with their own fraudulent version. He said he started a free profile on Ashley Madison — and immediately got attention. With the cheapest plan you’ll only get 100 credits, so there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll run out of credits before you find someone to have an affair with. Ars later asked a spokesperson for Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison, to confirm that number, and the spokesperson said that the number of Full Deletes the site sells each month varies between 8,000 and 18,000.
Update: I have now verified that other services I’ve checked are missing emails from the payment history files which is why a hit may be found in HIBP but not elsewhere. There have also been instances of users creating fake female accounts, which has put some people off returning to the site. Back in October, I have received a heads up from independent security researcher, Matt Svensson, who was in the middle of his investigation related ashleymadison to Ashley Madison (AM) and a logical flaw in their default settings that allows access to large amount of users’ private photos.
Ashley Madison website has an interesting offer for the clients who spend a lot of time on business trips — a so-called Traveling Man and Traveling Woman options. ALM did have some detection and monitoring systems in place, but these were focused on detecting system performance issues and unusual employee requests for decryption of sensitive user data. This will inevitably reveal you to the world as a guilty Ashley Madison user even if you had never even heard of the website before the recent media firestorm.