The Canadian-owned website claim they've been cyberattacked by hackers who dissaprove of people violating the ten commandments. They claim the hackers stole confidential customer information, posted some of it online and threatened to publish all of it unless the company shuts down. The Toronto-based cheating site is calling the attack an "act of cyberterrorism".
"We apologize for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers' information," the company said in a statement. "We have always had the confidentiality of our customers' information foremost in our minds, and have had stringent security measures in place."
The "Life is short. Have an affair," site claims it has more than 37 million members world-wide. and that they received a screenshot on the site's home page yesterday bearing a message from the attackers saying:
"We are the Impact Team. We have taken over all systems in the entire office and production domains, all customer information databases, source code repositories, financial records, emails," the message said, according to Krebs, before going on to demand that Ashley Madison, as well as another Avid Life Media site — EstablishedMen.com — be shut down.
"Shutting down AM and EM will cost you, but non-compliance will cost you more," the message said. "We will release all customer records, profiles with all customers' secret sexual fantasies, nude pictures, and conversations and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails."
Ashley Madison, the cheating website, told customers about a service that allows their cheating members to delete their profile information for a $19 fee!
You do the math. 37 million customers paying $19 each = $703 million. Guess who owns the "delete" service!!!
"The 'paid-delete' option offered by AshleyMadison.com does in fact remove all information related to a member's profile and communications activity," it said. "The process involves a hard-delete of a requesting user's profile, including the removal of posted pictures and all messages sent to other system users' email boxes."
The company said it is now offering its full-delete option for FREE in light of the accusation that they themselves are the hackers which is a criminal offense called "BRIBERY". PAY OR WE WILL EXPOSE YOU! WOW! WHAT A SCAM!!!!