On Sunday night, Ashley Madison, the premier dating site for adulterers, was hacked by a group calling itself the Impact Team. The hackers say they have the financial records for all of the site’s 37 million users and that they will release more and more data every day, unless the Ashley Madison site is taken down. The Internet is feasting on the news, with many gleeful about the opportunity to see cheaters put in the digital pillory.
But it hasn’t happened yet. The leak has been more widely reported than seen, thanks to Ashley Madison’s use of a legal tool from the 1990s that was created to help the entertainment industry combat piracy.
Brian Krebs, the prominent security blogger who first reported about the Ashley Madison leak on Sunday, said the hacked material quickly disappeared. “In the short span of 30 minutes between [a brief interview with Ashley Madison’s CEO] and the…
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