It will be my first one, and I didn't understand why there was such a fuss and furor about it until now:
"Extortion, 2 suicides linked to hacking of Ashley Madison" by Rob Gillies Associated Press August 24, 2015
TORONTO — The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday.
The company behind Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 Canadian (US $378,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of members of a group that hacked the site.
If they can't find them and don't have a clue it's either one of two sources: the Jewish mob or the U.S. government.
Hackers last week released detailed records on millions of people registered with the website, a month after a break-in at Ashley Madison’s parent company, Toronto-based Avid Life Media Inc. The website, whose slogan is ‘‘Life is short. Have an affair,’’ is marketed to facilitate extramarital affairs.
(This is gross)
Acting staff Superintendent Bryce Evans of the Toronto police said the hack is having an ‘‘enormous social and economic fallout.’’
Yeah, I'll bet. How many important people and public servants do we have in the listings?
‘‘This hack is one of the largest data breaches in the world,’’ Evans said. ‘‘This is affecting all of us. The social impact behind this leak, we’re talking about families, we’re talking about children, we’re talking about wives, their male partners.’’
They don't care about your credit cards getting swiped or your identity stolen, but by God this finding out who wants to have an affair, my wife might find out!
The hackers who took responsibility for the break-in had accused the website’s owners of deceit and incompetence, and said the company refused to bow to their demands to close the site. The hackers referred to themselves as the Impact Team.
Isn't that an NSA outfit?
Evans said the hackers released the entire Ashley Madison client list, which claims more than 30 million users worldwide. He said the hackers also sent a taunting message to the company chief executive and released his e-mails.
Evans said there are confirmed cases of criminals attempting to extort Ashley Madison clients by threatening to expose them unless payment is received.
The police official did not offer further details of the unconfirmed suicides. He also said hate crimes may be connected to the hack but did not provide details.
Now you know this is serious!
Evans addressed the hackers directly, saying their actions are ‘‘illegal and will not be tolerated.’’
‘‘This is your wake-up call,’’ he said.
Got a date!
A representative of the US Department of Homeland Security attended the news conference. Special Agent Ron Marcello of Homeland Security Investigations said Toronto police asked for assistance and said the FBI is the lead on investigating the hack.
Ensuring that investigation goes nowhere. They cover stuff up over there when they aren't busy framing pathetic patsies for foolishly-instigated terror plots.
US government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to Ashley Madison, the Associated Press reported last week.
Whisper that in my ear again?
‘‘This is worldwide,’’ Evans said. ‘‘We’re looking at bringing in top security investigators from around the world to assist.’’
That means Israelis.
"8 in US sue over Ashley Madison hack" by Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press August 26, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Eight people in the United States who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released detailed, personal information on millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.
The lawsuits were filed between last month and Monday by users in California, Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee, and Minnesota. They all seek class-action status to represent the estimated 37 million registered users of Ashley Madison.
The lawsuits, which seek unspecified damages, claim negligence, breach of contract, and privacy violations. They say Ashley Madison failed to take reasonable steps to protect the security of its users, including those who paid a special fee to have their information deleted.
Last month, hackers infiltrated the website and downloaded private information. The details — including names, e-mails, home addresses, financial data, and message history — were posted publicly online last week.
Why isn't the propaganda pre$$ digging through it?
‘‘Needless to say, this dumping of sensitive personal and financial information is bound to have catastrophic effects on the lives of the website’s users,’’ according to a lawsuit filed Friday on behalf of an anonymous Los Angeles man who created an account in March 2012.
Yeah, whose? Scums?
The site’s users are worried not only about identity theft but about embarrassment after release of sexual preferences. Even registering for the site without having an actual affair could put marriages in jeopardy.
Well, it's the lustful intent, you know.
A spokesman for Avid Life Media of Toronto, which owns Ashley Madison, referred to its previous statements calling the hack ‘‘criminality.’’ On Monday, it offered a $378,000 reward for information leading to arrests.
The US litigation follows a $578 million lawsuit in Canada.
Hackers who took responsibility for the data breach have said they attacked the website in an effort to close it down, because it collected a $19 fee without actually deleting users’ data.
How come you guys never help and always hurt the cause with this kind of stuff?
When is Wiki or Snowden or whatever the whistleblowing, psyop set-up shop happens to be these days, going to start exposing Israel, 9/11, and all the truly nefarious stuff going on, rather then telling us the government is sweeping up all communications (but apparently can't be bothered to find the perverts, hackers, etc)?
The break-ups have begun.
"The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down after a massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. The abrupt departure of Noel Biderman (left), which came without the appointment of an interim replacement, could be another sign that the website’s days may be numbered, experts say. ‘‘Unless they can immediately assure the public that their information is protected, then their business is over,’’ says Lawrence Kellogg, a partner with the law firm Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider & Grossman LLP, who specializes in class action lawsuits. ‘‘The only reason for an adulterer to join the service is to keep their information private. Absent that, they don’t have a business.’’ Kellogg says that if the lawsuits from Ashley Madison members keep piling up, Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison’s parent company, may ultimately end up filing for bankruptcy protection."
You open Pandora's box....
"The site was largely phony, with the profiles of the women manufactured by company employees" -- xymphora