The Human Cost of the Ashley Madison Hack

The Toronto Police held this press conference regarding the Ashley Madison Hacks.

In 2015, hackers calling themselves the Impact Team made good on their threat to leak user information from AshleyMadison.com, a website where people seek out affairs. The hackers leaked account details and information of the users, which revealed the identities of many users.

The Impact Team may have targeted the site because of the moral implications behind it or because of some of the parent company’s questionable business practices.

However, it was the users- not the company- who paid the human cost of the hack.

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