Hacker group 'Impact Team' have released personal information of 37 million users of infedelity dating side Ashley Madison online.
Along with posting the data online, a downloadable file was posted on a popular torrent website.
You are able to search users on the website by first and last name, or by email. The search results features the user's date of birth, height, weight, address and a full key of 62 different sexual interests, among other personal information.
Due to the amount of people attempting to reach the site, many were unable to load it. The hacker group "Impact Team" also made the full collection of user information available to torrent online.
On the torrent website, the group left this message alongside the 5.59 GiB file.
Archive files repacked and checksums verified. --== IMPACT TEAM ==--
Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men. We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data.
Find someone you know in here? Keep in mind the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles. See ashley madison fake profile lawsuit; 90-95% of actual users are male. Chances are your man signed up on the world's biggest affair site, but never had one. He just tried to. If that distinction matters.
Find yourself in here? It was ALM that failed you and lied to you. Prosecute them and claim damages. Then move on with your life. Learn your lesson and make amends. Embarrassing now, but you'll get over it.
Any data not signed with key 6E50 3F39 BA6A EAAD D81D ECFF 2437 3CD5 74AB AA38 is fake
Ashley Madison is a dating site catering to individuals looking to have a extramarital relationship or infidelity. They have 37 million registered users.
Last month, the Impact Team announced their issue with Ashley Madison's policy of charging $19 for a "full delete" of a user's profile. The hacker group said it was a lie, and were willing to prove it by publishing names, addresses and more if Ashley Madison did not shut down their site.
Avid Life Media, Ashley Madison's parent company, said they have been able to secure the site, close the unauthorized access points and are working with proper authorities. They did not shut down their website.
The website still touts a "trusted security award" and "100% discreet service" badges on their homepage.