The hackers, who claimed they stole user account and payment information from the online dating site last month, reportedly released information online on Tuesday

By K.c. Blumm
August 18, 2015 11:55 PM
Lee Jin-man/AP

Hackers have reportedly carried out their threat to release the identities of users of the online dating site AshleyMadison.com.

The hackers, who claimed last month to have stolen user account and payment information from the site, dumped 9.7 gigabytes worth of stolen data online on Tuesday, The New York Times reports.

The data reportedly includes login details, email addresses, payment transaction information and encrypted passwords for Ashley Madison – a site for extramarital hook-ups that features the slogan, “Life is short. Have an affair” – and Established Men, a site for women wanting to date rich men.

Wired reports that the leaked information appears to include information for some 32 million users of Ashley Madison and also comprises vivid descriptions of what members of the site were seeking.

Avid Life Media, the company that owns the sites, released a statement after the data breach last month confirming the cyber attack and saying that it was investigating the incident with the help of law enforcement.

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