The personal information of more than 37 million clients of Ashley Madison, an online dating service for married people seeking affairs, has been posted online. We see a closeup of a smart phone being held in someone's hand. The image on the phone shows a blond woman with the forefinger of her left hand held up to her lips in the traditional gesture of "can you keep a secret?" We don't see her eyes but we do see blond hair beside her face. Above the image are the words "Ashley Madison ."

The personal information of more than 37 million clients of Ashley Madison, an online dating service for married people seeking affairs, has been posted online.
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Hank Williams, eat your heart out!

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Avid Life Media, the parent company of the Toronto-based Ashley Madison online dating service, continues to investigate a data leak that may affect more than 37 million people around the world.

Ashley Madison, whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an Affair,” is marketed to people who are married or in a committed relationship.

Last month, a group calling itself “The Impact Team” said it had hacked the dating service and threatened to release its customers’ names online unless Avid Life Media shut it down.

A message posted by the hackers accused the company of deceit and incompetence, claiming that “the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles.”

On Tuesday, the group posted what appeared to be the credit card numbers and other sensitive information of Ashley Madison’s customers online.

The July leak contained the apparent email addresses of hundreds of Canadian workers at all levels of government, including  addresses associated with the Canadian Armed Forces, the Department of Justice,, the Canada Revenue Agency and the RCMP.

The data reportedly appeared first on the dark web, accessible only to people using a special browser, but has since apparently spread to more visible areas the Internet.

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2 comments on “Hank Williams, eat your heart out!
  1. Very helpful and Great information,
    we appreciate advise especially coming from a professional.
    Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  2. Avatar Zeineem says:

    According to me, cheating is unforgivable! People are forgiving because they are too desperate to break up with him/her.The reason of this desperation is LOW SELF CONFIDENCE. When my ex-girlfriend cheated on me once, I promised myself to not make it happen again. I got rid of fear and started working on me. And it wasn’t easy for me since I was struggling with depression also. When I finally started to have dates with women and good relationships with other people I noticed I lead a happier life than before and in the end I don’t feel such sadness :).