“Our one apology is to Mark Steele (Director of Security),” the manifesto reads.
“You did everything you could, but nothing you could have done could have stopped this.” Several of the leaked internal documents indicate ALM was hyper aware of the risks of a data breach.
“I would hate to see our systems hacked and/or the leak of personal information.” In the wake of the Adult Friend Finder breach, many wondered whether Ashley Madison would be next.
As the Wall Street Journal noted in a May 2015 brief titled “Risky Business for Ashley Madison.com,” the company had voiced plans for an initial public offering in London later this year with the hope of raising as much as 0 million.
“I’ve got their profile right in front of me, all their work credentials.
It was definitely a person here that was not an employee but certainly had touched our technical services.” As if to support this theory, the message left behind by the attackers gives something of a shout out to ALM’s director of security.
I have no doubt, based on the work I and my company are doing, Avid Life Media will continue to be a strong, secure business,” Eriksson said.” This entry was posted on Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at pm and is filed under Data Breaches.The other websites may stay online.” It’s unclear how much of the Ashley Madison user account data has been posted online.For now, it appears the hackers have published a relatively small percentage of Ashley Madison user account data and are planning to publish more for each day the company stays online.In a Microsoft Excel document that apparently served as a questionnaire for employees about challenges and risks facing the company, employees were asked “In what area would you hate to see something go wrong?” Trevor Stokes, ALM’s chief technology officer, put his worst fears on the table: “Security,” he wrote.
The still-unfolding leak could be quite damaging to some 37 million users of the hookup service, whose slogan is “Life is short.