The hackers just dumped a ton of user data


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Hackers who stole private customer info from the extramarital dating site just released nearly 10 gigabytes of user information from the July security breach.

Wired reports that the data has been released on the dark web.

The data dump includes customer log-ins, "credit card and other payment transaction details" for some of the site's 40 million users.


Among some of the details released, a sampling of what some Ashley Madison users were looking for. One user said, "looking for someone who isn't happy at home or just bored and looking for some excitement."

Another user was checking for someone "who wants to feel sexy and hot."

The site, which claims to be "the most famous name in infidelity and married dating," was planning a $200 million IPO later this year when the breach took place.


Avid Life Media, the company that owns, released this statement shortly after the initial breach on July 20.

In the Wired report Tuesday, the publication quotes a statement accompanying the online dump from Impact Team - the alleged hackers - who say "Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men."

"We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM [Avid Life Media] and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data," the hackers said, according to Wired.


It was thought that the hackers could turn the data dump into a huge payday, under the right circumstances.

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