Saturday July 15, 2017

Ashley Madison $11.2 Million Settlement: Users Eligible for up to $3,000

The owner of Ashley Madison, Ruby Life Inc., will pay $11.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 37 million users of the adultery website after a 2015 data breach exposed information on millions of users. The money will go to affected users, with up to $3,500 paid to those with multiple accounts and proper documentation.

News Image was hacked by a group calling itself Impact Team in July 2015 and users' names, addresses, credit card information and more was soon posted online. While the company was quick to say there was no proof the leaked was accurate - and there were several cases where users obviously employed fake names - the fallout was massive. Tens of thousands of government and military email addresses showed up on the list of Ashley Madison users.