Friday 24 November 2017

Irish cheaters threatened with exposure on extramarital affair website Ashley Madison

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Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Irish users of a website hosting extramarital affairs have been threatened with their personal details being leaked.

Extramarital affair website Ashley Madison is in the headlines after hackers obtained the personal information of all 37 million users, threatening to publish their personal information unless the site is pulled.

The website's tagline reads, "Life is short. Have an affair" and hosts private and public chatrooms for members.

The protesters operate under the name The Impact Team said: "We will release profiles and sexual fantasies."

The main issue with the site seems to be their 'Full Delete' policy, claiming to wipe all memory of a user's profile for a $19 fee.

"Full Delete netted [Avid Life Media] $1.7 million in revenue in 2014. It's also a complete lie," the hackers were quoted as saying.

"Users almost always pay with credit card; their purchase details are not removed as promised, and include real names and address, which is of course the most important information the users want removed."

Avid Life Media, which owns Ashley Madison, said they are increasing security on site and working with police authorities.

"At this time, we have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points. We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act," their statement read.

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