Unknown hackers have begun leaking information of users from the website Ashley Madison. If you don’t know what that site is, it’s a social-networking site promising “discreet encounters” for married people.
Their motto is: “Life is short. Have an affair.” Needless to say the site has over 37 million users, most of them in North America.
The hackers, calling themselves the Impact Team, want the site as well as Established Men (which promises to set successful men up with “young, beautiful women”) to be taken down permanently.
Here’s a snippet of their message:
Of course the internet is voicing it’s opinion:
AshleyMaddison was hacked. Divorce lawyers everywhere rejoice.— Chris Torchia (@ctorchia) July 20, 2015
BREAKING: Upon news of Ashley Maddison hack, every GOP presidential candidate voluntarily backs out of race.— bombscribe (@bombscribe) July 20, 2015
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I see the 'Ashley Madison' website has been hacked and they're threatening to expose everyone on it. GOOD, cheating should not be condoned.— Ashley (@Ashleyybrewer) July 20, 2015
I'm trying really hard to be upset about the Ashley Madison hack, but as someone who's been cheated on? Error: sympathy.exe not found.— Nash (@Nash076) July 20, 2015