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Ashley Madison to pay $1.6M settlement related to data breach

Ashley Madison to pay $1.6M settlement related to data breach | PC World | December 14, 2016
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Source: PC World
December 14, 2016
The company behind Ashley Madison, the adultery enabling website, has agreed to pay a $1.6 million settlement related to a major data breach last year that exposed account details of 36 million users.Ashley Madison's operator, Toronto-based Ruby, is making the settlement for failing to protect the account information and for creating fake user profiles to lure in prospective customers, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.In July 2015, a hacking group called Impact Team managed to steal the account details and then post them online a month later -- potentially damaging the reputation of the customers using the adultery website.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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