We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act." Ashley Madison is a dating website, with one important twist: Instead of connecting eligible singles, it caters to married people interested in having an affair.
Channel 4 News has discovered a web page which we understand contains the hacker’s warning to ALM.
It's also a complete lie," the hackers were quoted as saying in a manifesto published by Krebs.
"Users almost always pay with credit card; their purchase details are not removed as promised, and include real names and address, which is of course the most important information the users want removed." On Monday afternoon, the company defended the service, and also said it would make it free.
“Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), our team has now successfully removed the all posts related to this incident as well as all personally identifiable information about our users published online.
“We have always had the confidentiality of our customers’ information foremost in our minds and are pleased that the provisions included in the DMCA have been effective in addressing this matter.