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Police Report That Ashley Madison Hack May Be Linked To Suicides

Posted by Brandon Taylor on August 24, 2015

Ashley Madison hackUnless you've been living under a rock lately, you've likely heard of the recent data breach of the infidelity website, Ashley Madison.

Sensitive information belonging to more than 30 million of the site's registered users was leaked last week. And the repercussions are beginning to appear.

Canadian police said the hack has led to extortion crimes and two unconfirmed cases of suicides.

According to USA Today, Toronto Police acting staff-Supt. Bryce Evans said the hack is having an "enormous social and economic fallout."

"This hack is one of the largest data breaches in the world," Evans said. "This is affecting all of us. The social impact behind this leak, we're talking about families, we're talking about children, we're talking about wives, their male partners."

Evans had even more to say regarding the investigation in the video below.

Reports indicate a threatening message was sent to Ashley Madison site administrators, and the company's CEO, before publishing the records. One message even read "Time's Up" as the information was released.

"This is worldwide," Evans said. "We're looking at bringing in top security investigators from around the world to assist."

Read the entire USA Today article here.

 

Topics: Ashley Madison, cyber security, hack, investigation, News, police, USA Today

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