Brian Krebs, the blogger who first reported the breach, said the hackers were threatening to release all Ashley Madison's customer records if the website isn't shut down.The hackers called themselves the "Impact Team," and the potential release includes "profiles with all the customers' secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails." In a statement, Avid Life Media, the parent company, said: "At this time, we have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points. Once you take marriage vows, you have what a sacred sanctity owed to your spouse.You've promised to be there for them through more than just sickness and health, but until death.Have an affair." The company received attention on July 15, 2015, after hackers stole all of its customer data—including emails, names, home addresses, sexual fantasies and credit card information—and threatened to post the data online if Ashley Madison and fellow Avid Life Media site Established were not permanently closed.
It was founded in 2002 by Darren Morgenstern, with the slogan: "Life is short.More data (including some of the CEO's emails) was released on August 20, 2015.The release included data from customers who had previously paid a fee to Ashley Madison to supposedly have their data deleted.My husband didn’t have the same sex drive as me, and I longed to find a partner who did.He rarely complimented me and I constantly sought attention elsewhere, even if it was just an admiring look.