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Privacy and Security 1 Tingting Liu Ashley Madison has been hacked by a group that called Impact Team, and it was threatened to offline this website. Otherwise, a cache of data will be released by the Impact Team, including user profiles, company financial records, and “other proprietary information.” Impact Team also released some internal network maps, employee details and salary information, and company bank account data. All of these severely injured the users of this website and their families. From these articles, I notice that the hackers either wanted ransom money from Ashley Madison or the users (victims). I think the primary reason that hackers did this is to force this company to offline this website immediately. Then, the reason why the hackers insisted to offline this website is that Ashley Madison had broke lots of families. It indulged cheaters. Although the hackers seemed to punish the unethical website and those cheaters, they violate lots of privacy to
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