Ashley Madison: up to 1 million Australians could be exposed.

Large caches of data stolen from online cheating site AshleyMadison.com have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised the company’s user databases, financial records and other proprietary information. The still-unfolding leak could be quite damaging to some 37 million users of the hook-up service, whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.”

It is unclear whether the accounts of Australian clients have been compromised.

The data released by the hacker or hackers – which go by the name The Impact Team – includes sensitive internal data stolen from Avid Life Media (ALM), the Toronto-based firm that owns AshleyMadison as well as related hook-up sites Cougar Life and Established Men.

– Brian Krebs

Source: Online cheating site AshleyMadison hacked