Cheaters, beware! AshleyMadison.com has been hacked — and the masterminds behind the security breach managed to access personal information of the website’s users.
If you are one of the millions of married men and women using AshleyMadison.com to be unfaithful, then your dirty little secret might be about to go public. According to a new report, the dating website meant solely for helping people have discreet affairs has been hacked, allowing the personal information of it’s users to be stolen and published online. Eek!
Yes, it’s true — AshleyMadison.com was hacked. Now, many of it’s users are on high alert after it was revealed that their personal information and identity may have been stolen and posted online. Hey, maybe this is a sign that you shouldn’t be trying to hook up with random people on the internet while you’re married. Just a thought!
The security breach occurred on Sunday, July 19, and affected Avid Life Media which happens to be the parent company of Ashley Madison, reports AP. They also own and operate other sites such as CougarLife and Established Men. It’s unclear how many users were affected by the hack, but the Toronto-based company was quick to have personal information of multiple users removed after it was posted publicly. Basically, this hack is every cheaters worst nightmare.
In hopes of keeping the personal information from going pubic, as well as avoiding another hack in the future, Avid Life Media has reportedly hired a technology security firm. For now, the company is working closely with law enforcement to find the person responsible for putting their users art risk.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers — Should unfaithful married people be exposed? Are you afraid of being hacked? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox