The CEO (chief executive officer) of Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison, a dating site for individuals seeking extra-marital affairs, officially resigned yesterday following the now famous hack and exposure of the personal data of literally millions of its users.
Noel Biderman, the now former head of the Toronto-Canada-based company said in a press statement that “until the appointment of a new CEO, the company will be led by the existing senior management team.” While Biderman did not immediately reply to any questions concerning his resignation, the Avid Life Media company referred to it as a “mutual’ agreement.
As previously covered here on the pages of the American Live Wire website, earlier this month specific details concerning millions of Ashley Madison clients—including but not limited to credit card transactions, e-mails, member profiles and other intimate information—was posted all over the internet. According to a message posted with some of the dumped data, a group known only as The Impact Team is allegedly responsible for the hack. They are currently being investigated by both the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the Canadian authorities.
Initially all the personal data from the Ashley Madison site was only available on the Dark Web which is a portion of the web one is only able to access through the use of specific anonymous browsing tools. Shortly following the hack, however, databases all over the internet were permitting anyone to view certain portion of the intimate, illicit information.
Avid Life Media is presently offering a reward of $500,000 for information leading to the apprehension of the hackers.
Avid Life Media said in a statement: We are actively cooperating with international law enforcement in an effort to bring those responsible for the theft of proprietary member and business information to justice.”
They concluded: “We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and members’ privacy by criminals. We will continue to provide access to our unique platforms for our worldwide members.”
End Of The Affair For Ashley Madison CEO