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Thread: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

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    Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    This story is getting really interesting, so I thought I would start a thread about it here.

    I wonder how long Ashley Madison is going to last? This company is in big trouble.


    Two Canadian law firms have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 39 million memberships in the adultery website earlier this week.

    Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP, both of Ontario, said Friday that they filed the lawsuit on behalf of Canadians who subscribed to Ashley Madison and whose personal information was disclosed to the public. The website, with its slogan "Life is short. Have an affair," is marketed to facilitate extramarital relationships.

    The law firms' statement said numerous former users of the website have approached them to inquire about their privacy rights under Canadian law.

    "They are outraged that AshleyMadison.com failed to protect its users' information. In many cases, the users paid an additional fee for the website to remove all of their user data, only to discover that the information was left intact and exposed," lawyer Ted Charney said.

    The law firms said the lawsuit is not being brought against the hackers, who have said they attacked the website in an effort to close it down as punishment for collecting a fee without actually deleting users' data.


    Full story: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ashley...193220673.html

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    Re: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    LOL, another instance of perps whining about being outed for illegal or immoral behavior! I guess it never occurs to them that if they don't join and leave their info they can't be outed...?
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    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Re: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    What, and accept responsibility for their own actions ???

    In 2015 ???

    Unheard of
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    Re: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    I was wondering who would be signing on for the class action suit? A boon for the attorneys, $11 checks for the victims, and the usual method of contact is to send a postcard.

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    Re: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    I was wondering who would be signing on for the class action suit? A boon for the attorneys, $11 checks for the victims, and the usual method of contact is to send a postcard.

    Claim your settlement check..JPG
    surely you paid like $300 to funnybiz for that right?
    Haven't lost any money to online scams.......results are typical.

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    surely you paid like $300 to funnybiz for that right?
    I'll get them back when I get my AM settlement check, just told the misses I would be getting the mail for the next few years.

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    At least two people in a pool of 37 million Ashley Madison users outed as potential adulterers this week have committed suicide, police say, though it’s reportedly still unclear whether their deaths were a direct result of the hack.

    Toronto police said in a press conference Monday they’re investigating at least “two unconfirmed reports of suicides associated with the leak of Ashley Madison’s customers’ profile.”
    Police: At Least Two Suicides Linked to Ashley Madison Hack

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    Re: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    I was wondering who would be signing on for the class action suit?
    Joshua Duggar?

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    Re: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    This reminds me of a rat jumping off a sinking ship . . .

    Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

    The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

    Avid Life Media Inc. says Noel Biderman's departure is effective immediately and was a mutual decision.

    Biderman, who touted himself as "the king of infidelity," made millions off the philosophy that cheating is a natural part of married life. The site charges a fee each time a member sends a potential lover a message.

    Biderman has written books espousing his views on adultery, including one published in 2011 titled: "Cheaters Prosper ó How Infidelity Will Save The Modern Marriage." At the same time, the married father of two has claimed to be a devoted husband and that his wife of 12 years would be heartbroken if he ever broke his vows to her.


    Full story: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/ashley-...--finance.html

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    Re: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    I don't know which I find more troubling, bureaucrats trying to get their cookie on the taxpayer dime.

    Hundreds of feds paid for Ashley Madison memberships at work | TheHill

    Hundreds of government workers accessed and paid membership fees for the affair-focused website Ashley Madison using their federal Internet connection, The Associated Press reports.

    The officials included several assistant U.S. attorneys, a prominent information technology administrator in the White House, a Justice Department trial attorney and at least two Department of Homeland Security employees, one who worked in the agency's hacking division and another who focused on counterterrorism.


    Or someone in the press asking why a single man would want to use a service where women presumably are looking uncommitted sex.

    6 cases where the Ashley Madison leak has ensnared political and public officials - The Washington Post


    A city councilman in Queensland, Australia, was caught up in the leak, and he doesn't deny being involved. There's one catch, though: Craig Ogilvie wasn't seeking an affair, because he says he's not married.

    The question that follows, of course, is why a single man decided he needed to use Ashley Madison's secretive service, especially when there are so many other dating Web sites out there.
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    Re: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    Just when I thought it couldn't get any weirder...



    "As I’ll explain below, there’s a good chance that about 12,000 of the profiles out of millions belonged to actual, real women who were active users of Ashley Madison."

    Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site [Updated]

    Ashley Madison hack: Former employee claims she made hundreds of fake 'alluring female' profiles as million-pound lawsuits launched - News - The Independent
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    What's weirder? That there may have been actual females on the site? agreed.
    Haven't lost any money to online scams.......results are typical.

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    Re: Ashley Madison sued for $578 million

    Quote Originally Posted by ribshaw View Post
    Just when I thought it couldn't get any weirder...



    "As Iíll explain below, thereís a good chance that about 12,000 of the profiles out of millions belonged to actual, real women who were active users of Ashley Madison."

    Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site [Updated]

    Ashley Madison hack: Former employee claims she made hundreds of fake 'alluring female' profiles as million-pound lawsuits launched - News - The Independent
    And now they claim hundreds of thousands have signed up for accounts since the hack.....SMH...LMAO...
    Ashley Madison claims website growing despite hack
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