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Ashley Madison settles with the FTC over online dating hack

More than a year after its total privacy meltdown, Ashley Madison will settle up. After news emerged that the company was subject to an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, the company now f

Ashley Madison slips into something more comfortable to shake its bad rep

How do you rescue a brand like Ashley Madison after it becomes synonymous with infidelity, poor security, a fateful hack, a massive breach of privacy and at least two suicides? That was the challenge

Ashley Madison Hack Latest Reminder Stupid Passwords Are Stupid

The recent hack of extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison, which resulted in data from millions of accounts being dumped online, has one more salutary yet familiar lesson to deliver: even very we

Ashley Madison Says Business Is Booming

If you felt bad for the folks who work at “discreet encounter” site Ashley Madison, don’t. They’re just fine, apparently. According to this lovely press release, the company be

Ashley Madison Refutes Claims That Its Site Was Populated With Fake Female Accounts

Avid Life Media, the parent company behind hacked dating site Ashley Madison, says this morning that media reports claiming the site had very few active female users were inaccurate. That’s hard

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week's headlines saw the stock market plunge, Facebook's new digital personal assistant, the launch of YouTube Gaming, and more. These are the stories to catch you up on tech news.

Avid Life Media CEO Noel Biderman Exits Company Following Ashley Madison Hack

Avid Life Media CEO Noel Biderman is stepping down, the company announced this morning. Avid Life Media, or ALM, operates the dating site for cheaters, Ashley Madison, which was affected by a massive

Hackers Now Going After Ashley Madison Targets

Hackers have taken to the 36 million email list stolen during the Ashley Madison hack to attempt to extort folks who may or may not have used the app to cheat. Brian Krebs has spoken to an admin in Mi

Ashley Madison Offering $500,000 Reward For Info On Hack Now Linked To Two Suicides

At a news conference on Monday, police in Canada revealed that Avid Life Media, the company that operates the Ashley Madison website, is now offering a $500,000 reward (CAD) to anyone providing info

Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity

CrunchWeek: Amazon’s Soul, Ashley Madison, And Uber’s IPO

Welcome back friends, we are here to cap off the week, taking a look at the biggest stories in the process. This time ’round, our coterie was helmed by none other than TechCrunch’s own Sa

Avid Life Media Says No Full Credit Card Numbers Stolen In Ashley Madison Hack

The company behind dating site Ashley Madision, Avid Life Media, has issued a statement putting to rest some of the issues its users have been afraid of.

Full Ashley Madison Hacked Data Apparently Dumped On Tor

Hacked data from online extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison has apparently been leaked online, after a threat by a group of hackers to do so earlier this summer if the service did not shut dow

Hackers Nab User Data From Ashley Madison, A Site Where Married People Seek Affairs

There's bad news if you were using extramarital affairs service Ashley Madison to add a little spice into your life. Hackers claim to have gained full access to the site's database and other records,