CEO of Ashley Madison’s Parent Company Resigns Amid Hacking Fallout
In the ten days that have followed the massive data dump from Ashley Madison, there is a strong possibility that at least one separation or divorce has happened among the 32 million outed cheaters.
Today, Noel Biderman saw a divorce of his own: his resignation as CEO of parent company Avid Life Media.
The website announced the step-down in a statement, explaining that the decision was mutually-reached, and that site’s senior management team is cooperating with law enforcement to find the hackers known as the Impact 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,” the statement read. “We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base.”
Indeed, the security breach has already resulted in a massive fallout across the US and in Canada. Government officials and celebrities like Josh Duggar have already been tied to the site, two suicides might have been linked to the hack, and the site is reportedly facing lawsuits from those whose personal information has been compromised.
[h/t The Hill]
[image via AshleyMadison.com]
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