The very popular website among infidels, AshleyMadison.com has faced a huge data breach of user data, that has created a chaos amongst the users as well as the service provider who are being threatened by the hackers to release the information.
The breach was first reported by a blogger, Brian Krebs, who wrote that the main objective of the hackers was to break into the servers to get hold of the customer information, which could be used to threaten the web site to shut down.
The 'Impact Team' as the hackers are referring themselves, have got hold of information that contains profiles of the customers', secret sexual fantasies, credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails.
Ashley Madison boasts of having 37 million users, who have been attracted to their motto 'Life is Short, Have an Affair'. Now, all the data is threatened to be exposed and the customers are not sure if their decision of having an online extramarital affair was foolproof enough.
Impact team has taken this step after geting upset about the web site's full delete service, that promises to remove every information of the customer on the server for a $19 one-time fee. This feature bagged up $1.7 million back in 2014, however the outcomes were not satisfactory. This was because the users who wanted access to the service were using their credit card to conduct the transaction, thus leaving behind the purchase information including the names and addresses.
The company finally spoke up about the breach and defended the full-delete service by announcing the service to turn free, on Monday afternoon. They have also hired the world's top IT security firm to investigate the breach.
A similar event took place in March, when the dating site adultfriendfinder.com was hacked and vital information was stolen.
So, is it actually viable to provide your personal information that includes sexual priorities and fetishes to dating sites, when the risk of data breach is so legitimate?