Attackers set data of millions of Ashley Madison users online




The attackers of cheaters dating Ashley Madison have put online 9.7 gigabytes of personal data. It would go to the data of 32 million members of the website. Below are hashed passwords, but also personal preferences.

The attackers threatened earlier to have the personal data of all Ashley Madison users released, and say that now have done. It is not clear why there dates from 32 million Ashley Madison users are put online, such as Wired reports ; the cheaters site itself claims to have 40 million users.

The attackers distribute the captured files via bittorrent; the .torrent file can be found on a website that is only accessible using the Tor Browser. Although Tweakers chose not to mention that website, the address of the website is currently around social media.

The 9.7 gigabytes of user files contain, among other details, including hashed passwords. The passwords are hashed with bcrypt according to Wired, which is more secure than MD5, but security researcher Robert Graham says to expect opposite Wired that the passwords can be cracked anyway.

In addition, other personal data present, such as user preferences for an affair. Also, payment details are present, such as billing addresses, but no complete credit card numbers. In the documents would also prevent data from employees of American, Canadian and British government agencies, which previously used the email address of their employer.

According to the attackers site contains many fake profiles, about 90 to 95 percent. “Chances are that your husband has registered the biggest affair site out there, but never had an affair,” they write in their statement.

The attackers say the data have been released since the parent company of Ashley Madison, Avid Life Media, do not give in to the demand of the hackers to get Ashley Madison and other dating Established Men offline. Earlier, the attackers gave all the details of a smaller number of users freely.

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