More Ashley Madison data gets leaked, and is twice as big as the former

Not too long ago, a group of hackers, under the name "Impact Team," leaked the data of Ashley Madison, a dating/cheating website, after infiltrating it in the past month. This revealed personal information of its 32 million members, publicizing real names, home addresses, phone numbers, and even secret sexual fantasies.

After leaking almost 10 GB of user data, it seems that the hackers are still not done with their mission. They have recently released a new set of data from the Ashley Madison website, which is twice as large as the first one. This recent leak also came with the message, stating, "Hey Noel, you can admit it's real now," referring to Noel Biderman, CEO of Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison. The message was sent via a PGP key, which was previously used by the hacking team.

This time around, the leak does not reveal anything regarding Ashley Madison's users. The leak now concerns an archive with a size of almost 20 GB, containing data which are mostly about Biderman's email account, with files like "noel.biderman.mail.7z" evident among all the documents inside. Aside from that, the archive seems to concentrate on internal company data.

With this in consideration, whether there is more data that the hackers plan to release in the future remains to be seen. As of this moment, Ashley Madison is currently trying to control the situation, and prevent its data from reaching the public web, by issuing DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notices.

Source: Motherboard, Gizmodo via Engadget | Screenshots via Motherboard

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