Stolen data from cheating website AshleyMadison.com posted on the dark web

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One analysis of email addresses found in the data dump also shows that some 15,000 are .mil. or gov. addresses. The hackers, who called themselves the Impact Team, demanded that Avid Life Media, owner of AshleyMadison.com and its companion site Established Man take down the two sites. Despite promising customers to delete their user data from the site for a $19 fee, the company actually retained the data on ALM’s servers, the hackers claimed. The hackers deflected responsibility for any damages or repercussions that victims of the breach and data dump may suffer. “This event is not an act of hacktivism, it is an act of criminality,” said Asley Madison. Many people can expect to be harassed after this online security break.

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