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August 13, 2015
Online dating website Ashley Madison is the latest company to have its customers’ personal information exposed in a massive online breach. Founded in 2001, Ashley Madison is an online dating service for people who are already dating, married or otherwise involved in a relationship with another person. Owned by Avid Life Media, the website markets itself with the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair.” and has 37 million users as of July 2015.

Impact Team, the person or persons responsible for the attack, released a small part of the data it downloaded from the Ashley Madison servers on July 15, along with a message directing Avid Life Media, the site's owner, to immediately and permanently take down Ashley Madison and its sister site Established Men, a dating website for wealthy men.

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