Even More Ashley Madison Data, Including CEO’s E-Mails, Dumped Online

ashleymadison-580x370Just as you were finishing up examining all the dark corners to see if you could find any famous people hidden in the first 10GB AshleyMadison.com data dump, a second one — twice the size — has made its way online, complete with e-mails from the company’s CEO.

Ars Technica reports that the latest bunch of stuff stolen from the website for cheaters weighs in at a hefty 19GB — the size of a pretty decent PS4 video game — and contains a whopping 13GB worth of e-mail that appears to be to and from Noel Biderman, CEO of Avid Media, the parent company for Ashley Madison (a dating site targeted at people looking to cheat).

Avid had initially suggested that the first 10GB dump may have been a fake, though it’s since been shown to be the real deal.

The hackers referenced this in their message included with the massive file.

“Hey Noel, you can admit it’s real now,” they write.

In addition to all of Biderman’s e-mail messages, the download appears to contain source code for all of Avid’s sites, which include gems like Cougar Life and Established Men.

One of the motives behind the Ashley Madison attack is the site’s “Full Delete” feature, which charges users around $20 to fully scrub their information from the website. If users don’t pay for the deletion when they stop using the site, their info remains online but is hidden from search results. According to a leaked document, the company makes nearly $2 million a year from people wishing to be forgotten completely.

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