Attention, cheaters: you might want to get an attorney on the phone.
Hackers have broken into the vast database of Ashley Madison and are threatening to release personal details of the site’s millions of hopeful adulterers.
Ashley Madison’s parent company, Avid Life Media, has confirmed that the cyber theft took place. And the hackers, identified as The Impact Team, have already released some information.
The Impact Team is threatening to release all of the information they have on the site’s 37 million users if Ashley Madison, along with partner sites, Cougar Life and Established Men, aren’t immediately taken down.
What sort of information do they have? According to The Impact Team, the hack yielded “all customer records, including profiles with all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails.”