Social Media Reacts To Ashley Madison Data Release


The information of millions of Ashley Madison customers was released online yesterday, after hackers accused the infidelity site of lying to its customers.

The personal data of the site’s users was first stolen a month ago by a team of hackers, who call themselves The Impact Team.

It now appears that the hackers have dumped the 9.7 GBs of data somewhere on the Dark Web, claiming to have released the names, addresses, credit card data and phone numbers of 32m users.

The message from the hackers says: “Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men. We have explained the fraud, desist and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data.”

The files are said to contain the details of government and military officials, people from the Vatican and other established organisations.

The news that the hackers had released the stolen user data spun Twitter into another Ashley Madison frenzy. The site’s name, along with the hashtag “#ashleymadisonhack” were trending throughout the day.

Yesterday, thousands of Twitter users took to the social media site to voice their own thoughts about the data release.

The social media site played host to a mixed bag of reactions to the latest event in Ashley Madison’s ongoing battle against the hackers.

Below, we have collected some of the most interesting Twitter reactions to the data release:

For more information about the data release, click here.