The founder and CEO of hacked adultery site Ashley Madison has today stepped down from his position, according to a statement from parent company, Avid Life Media.
Noel Biderman’s resignation comes after the site was hacked last month, and the personal information of its 33m users were released onto the dark web.
The leaked information included the names, email addresses and credit card details of Ashley Madison users, as well as emails exchanged between the site’s executives.
Earlier this week, emails were uncovered that suggest Biderman and an ex-CTO hacked into competitor site, Nerve.com.
The site recently announced that it is offering a $500,000 (£240,000) reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the identification and arrest of the hackers, who identify themselves as The Impact Team.
Ashley Madison’s senior management team will take over until a new Chief Executive is found.
In an official statement, parent company Avid Life Media said:
“Effective today, Noel Biderman, in mutual agreement with the company, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Avid Life Media Inc. (ALM) and is no longer with the company. Until the appointment of a new CEO, the company will be led by the existing senior management team.
This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees. We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base.
We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and members’ privacy by criminals. We will continue to provide access to our unique platforms for our worldwide members.
We are actively cooperating with international law enforcement in an effort to bring those responsible for the theft of proprietary member and business information to justice.”