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To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.In July 2015, a group calling itself "The Impact Team" stole the user data of Ashley Madison, a commercial website billed as enabling extramarital affairs.The group copied personal information about the site's user base and threatened to release users' names and personally identifying information if Ashley Madison would not immediately shut down.The website's users were worldwide, and there are 79 countries where homosexuality is illegal.
Their addresses are most likely legitimate, because they were tied to the credit card they used to pay for the service, according to one computer researcher. And in total, the data makes it easy to hunt someone down. For example, the database shows if a person was listed as a married "male seeking male" with a "someone I can teach" sexual fantasy looking for a "boy next door." Or an "attached female seeking male" with a "spanking" fantasy seeking "a Don Juan." The listed sexual fantasies range from master/slave relationships to cross dressing and exhibitionism.And they're traded on file-sharing platforms (which also requires special software and clicking on dubious downloads).But now anyone can check if his or her spouse was cheating -- just by filling out a form.Usually, hacked data is difficult to reach or sort through.Stolen files are posted on the Dark Web (which requires a special web browser called Tor).
CNNMoney verified this by plugging in email addresses of users it has independently verified. Many of the cheaters exposed in this hack serve in the U. military, evident because they used email addresses that end in the domain.