Cheaters social network AshleyMadison has been breached by hackers threatening to leak the personal details of the siteâ€™s 37 million users.
Based on the tagline, â€œLife is short. Have an affairâ€, AshleyMadison facilitates cheating among its members.
The social network for adulterers was targeted by a group of hackers called The Impact Team, who began posting the details of some of AshleyMadisonâ€™s users online.
However, Canadian company Avid Life Media, which owns AshleyMadison, managed to take down several of the links, according to cybercrime blog KrebsOnSecurity.
The Impact Team claimed it carried out the hack to expose a service advertised by AshleyMadison that allows users to erase their profile for a $19 fee.
The hackers claim this service doesnâ€™t go as far as removing usersâ€™ purchase details, including their names & addresses.
They demanded that AshleyMadison & Established Men, another dating website owned by Avid Life Media, were taken offline.
In a statement, the Impact Team said: â€œAvid Life Media has been instructed to take Ashley Madison & Established Men offline permanently in all forms, or we will release all customer records, including profiles with all the customersâ€™ secret sexual fantasies & matching credit card transactions, real names & addresses, & employee documents & emails.â€
Source: “Yahoo News”