Have you ever heard of AshleyMadison.com? Good. That means you're not one of the millions of married cheaters who are terrified their identities will be released online by a hacker.
Someone hacked into the website that helps married people cheat discretely. The website boasts over 16 million paying members.
The website's slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair." Ashleymadison.com also boasted that it is "100% secure".
The hackers obtained information pertaining to “profiles with all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails.”
According to CNN.com, Brian Krebs, the blogger who first discovered the break-in, said the hackers threatened to reveal all if the website wasn't shut down.
But the company that owns Ashley Madison website refused to be intimidated.
“Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), our team has now successfully removed the posts related to this incident as well as all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about our users published online,” the company said in a statement.
The company offered to let registered members delete their profiles and all embarrassing content free of charge.