Popular online cheating site AshleyMadison has been hacked, this is according to an individual or a group that is claiming to have posted all the data that it obtained for the site online. In addition to just posting the private data online, the hacker/hackers responsible for this act claim to also have compromised some very sensitive data of the company including the company’s financial records as well as its user database. It is being reported that the hack might end up affecting a total of 37 million users who have signed up with the cheating online site.
Avid Life Media’s Chief Executive, Noel Biderman, confirmed the hack on Sunday who stated that they are “working feverishly and diligently” to take down Avid Life Media’s intellectual property.
“We are not denying that someone indeed hack our systems,” Biderman said. “At the end of the day this act still remains a criminal act, whether you like us or not.”
Many people believe that the hack of AshleyMadison, a company that has a slogan that states, “Life is short. Have an affai”, was justified with some praying that the hackers continue to do what they do and ensure that the site never gets back online.
Hacking as a crime is not that new in the world of technology, in fact over the last couple of years the country has been rocked with a series of hacks including that one of Sony Pictures that ended up getting lots of attention because of the scale and magnitude of the hack.