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A pornography site optimized for iPad is seen on an iPad at the Pink Visual booth at the AVN Adult Entertainment ExpoJanuary 9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Porn fans are being enticed with cyber sex and virtual affairs as the adult entertainment industry adapts to survive in the Internet …

Friend Finder Hack of 412 Million Users Is Boon for Extortionists

The 412 million user password and history hack of Friend Finder Network, known as the world’s largest online sex and swinger community, will be a boon for extortionists, since it involves potential blackmail of 11 times the number of users in the notorious Ashley Madison hack.

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China and Russia Build Massive Database from Hacks to Use Against America

According to U.S. officials cited by the L.A. Times, China and Russia are cross-indexing the mountain of data stolen in the Office of Personnel Management hack earlier this year with other major data breaches, including stolen airline bookings and the Ashley Madison subscriber database, to identify intelligence officials, their agents, and assets.

A man looks at a dating site on his computer in Washington,DC on February 10, 2014. One 29-year-old woman says it helped her take revenge on her unfaithful husband. A 45-year-old married man says it has helped prevent the break-up of his family. For millions, adultery via the Internet has …

Ashley Madison CEO Steps Down Following Hacker Attack

The Maserati-driving CEO of the Ashley Madison adultery site has divorced himself from the company, following the discovery that he betrayed the trust of his cheating customers, his monied shareholders, his well-paid board and his self-serving wife.

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Adultery Minus Women Equals Ashley Madison

A deep dive into the subscriber data by Annalee Newitz of Gizmodo suggests there were even fewer female subscribers than previously believed – in fact, she could only find evidence that about 12,000 out of 37 million total profiles belonged to “real women who were active users of Ashley Madison.”

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Ashley Madison Hack Draws Betrayed Spouses to Online Support Group

A longstanding online community for spouses betrayed by cheating partners is experiencing a spike in membership following the Ashley Madison hack that has dumped massive amounts of data exposing the email addresses of 36 million people–10,000 with .Gov addresses–seeking extramarital affairs.

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Canadians File $578M Class-Action Lawsuit Against Ashley Madison

The Canadians are suing because Ashley Madison failed to protect the privacy of its users. The suit directly references the service that charged clients an extra fee to completely and permanently delete their information, but clearly did nothing of the sort, since people who paid the fee are included in the client list posted online. This was, not coincidentally, the primary charge leveled by the Impact Team hackers who stole, and ultimately released, the Ashley Madison subscriber database.

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Hackers and Scammers Seek to Exploit Ashley Madison Hack

It will come as no surprise that Internet scam artists, quick to take advantage of every public concern, are looking to prey upon those who fear their husbands or wives might be listed in the database of Ashley Madison clients disclosed by hackers.

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Ashley Madison: California Government Emails Exposed

The recent hack of the Ashley Madison website, which connects married adults who wish to have affairs, has exposed 50 current and former California state government employees who allegedly used their official e-mail addresses on the site, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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White House, Congressional, Homeland Security Staff Included in Ashley Madison Hack

The Obama Administration let Chinese hackers walk away with a vast trove of data on government employees and contractors earlier this year, including the entire database of people who applied for security clearances. he last thing we need is for bureaucrats, officials, and military members in sensitive positions to be setting themselves up for manipulation by foreign agents by diddling around on adultery websites such as Ashley Madison.

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Ashley Madison Hack Spotlights Dishonesty, Insecurity, Idiocy

For all the swinging “progressive” talk about how Ashley Madison could be seen as a positive force, or even an instrument for improving the quality of marriage by helping us get over our sexual hangups – much of that talk emanating from the purveyors of the site, of course – what actually happened when that client list leaked out? Shame. Deep, deep waves of shame, rolling across the globe.

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Shockwaves From Ashley Madison Hack Hit Government, Business, Celebrities

When the “Impact Team” hackers dumped their pilfered database of clients for the Ashley Madison adultery website on the Internet, tech experts were quick to point out that it would take some effort to positively identify most of the clients, as many of them employed false names and addresses. Yet it was only a matter of time before the ticking scandal bomb began to detonate. Even with a ten-gigabyte trove of data, cross-indexing doesn’t take very long in the Information Age.