Two suicides could be related to hacking the website of extramarital encounters, whose data have been published on the Internet last week. Information revealed Monday by the Toronto Police Service, also citing cases of extortion.
“We had information that are not confirmed, about two suicides associated flight data users of Ashley Madison, “said Bryce Evans, spokesman for the Toronto police during a press conference. Other users of the dating site have since been victims of extortion: “Consider how a divorce is expensive,” begins as an email addressed to users requiring them to pay 1.05 bitcoin (200 euros) , otherwise the risk of having their personal life exposed in detail in the public square, told the agent. The police expanded their investigation following the suicides and the blackmail.
“A group of criminals”
A group calling itself “The impact team” published in two stages, last Tuesday and Thursday, some 30 gigabytes of files containing millions of names, user accounts, and email addresses and customers browsing history Ashley Madison. The site had been hacked in July and the owner company, Avid Life Media, was then acknowledged a security flaw on its servers. The operator based in Canada had been “ordered to close down the Ashley Madison site Established Men” or risk seeing publish “all data subscribers, including their sexual fantasies, their credit card transactions, identities and addresses, “according to the message of hackers in July.
This is a” criminal group “, added the police about” The impact team “. The group, which compared Ashley Madison site to a “drug dealer who abuses junkies” could still be talked about: it threatened to carry out more attacks, saying even hold ten times more data, or “300GB employees emails (Site, Ed) and document the internal network.” Proof of credit granted to these remarks, Avid Life Media, founded in Toronto in 2001, offered a reward of $ 500,000 for information leading to the arrest of pirates.