Ashley Madison: latest in a line of embarrassing breaches

Hook-up site Adult Friend Finder suffered security leak with details of 4m users published

The Ashley Madison leak exposed sensitive data, including intimate photographs that may have been sent through the website.

The Ashley Madison leak exposed sensitive data, including intimate photographs that may have been sent through the website.

If ever there was a site that needed to be seen to take its security seriously, a website offering dating services for married people was it. So when Ashley Madison confirmed it had been compromised, there may have been more than a few million eyebrows raised at the prospect that the stolen data may be leaked online.

On one side, you have Ashley Madison, a website that encourages clients to cheat on their spouses, and operated under the tag line “Life is short. Have an affair.”

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