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As threatened a few weeks ago, the hackers who managed to break into Ashley Madison’s servers have now allegedly posted the data from that hack online. The data, which weighs in at nearly 10GB, was initially posted to a .onion address on the dark web.
“Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men,” the hackers wrote in a message accompanying the leaked data. “We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data.”
Industrious folks on 4chan are already combing through the names, with one user finding a whole host of email addresses that appear to belong to members of the British government.
This will be an interesting couple of days for some people.