"Hackers to adultery site Ashley Madison: Shut down or be exposed"
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Hackers to adultery site Ashley Madison: Shut down or be exposed
Hackers are threatening to expose the secrets of millions of people that may have cheated on their spouses.
I'm Bridget Carey, this is your Cnet Update.
It was only a matter of time.
AshleyMadison.com, a dating site for married people seeking to have an affair, has been hacked.
The site which sports the motto, Life is short.
Have an affair.
Claims to have more than 37 million users.
And all those people are now at risk of having their details leaked online.
That includes photos, conversations and credit card transactions.
The hack also involves more than just Ashley Madison.
Parent company Avid Life Media also owns the hook of Sites Cougar Life and Established Men, and data from those two are also part of the hack.
First reported by cyber security journalist Brian Krebs, the data stolen includes details of users and financial records.
Some of this data has already been leaked online but the hacker or hackers involved Have posted a statement threatening to publish a full list of the customer details unless the websites Ashley Madison and Established Men are both shut down.
The hackers criticize Ashley Madison for allegedly lying about a service that permanently erases your profile details.
for a $20 fee.
This scrubbing service promises to remove your entire history on the site but the hackers claim the company didn't fully delete everything.
Credit card transaction records with names and addresses still remained intact.
The lesson here is that nothing you do or say online is ever private.
Now let's lighten things up a bit and move on from adultery To Angry Birds.
How's that for a smooth transition?
Next week the game Angry Birds will launch it's first sequel.
Game maker Robio announced Angry Birds 2 will launch, or shall I say, slingshot into app stores on July 30th.
In the universe of these furious fowls there have been ten different, Spinoffs such as Rio, Star Wars, Stella and Transformers.
But this is a straightforward sequel, and it appears that it soft-launched in Canadian app stores disguised under a different title, Angry Birds Under Pigstruction.
Several videos of this Pigstruction game are on YouTube, and they show the same artwork and characters that you'll find in the Sequel Promo Arch, some belive there will be more to this game than just an app because Robeo is hosting press conferences next week.
Could Angry Birds 2 tie in with physical toys to unlock special features?
But if Angry Birds isn't your speed, there's a more simple online game to satisfy your procrastination needs.
Comedian and soon to be CBS Late Night host Stephen Colbert created his own text.
[UNKNOWN] adventure game online.
It's called "Escape From the Man Sized Cabinet." It's like a chose your own adventure book.
If you feel inspired by this tale involving centaurs and magical daggers, you can make your own [UNKNOWN] game.
Just like this with an online program called Twine.
You don't need any programming knowledge, and it's free.
Try it yourself at twinery.org.
That's it for this tech news update, there's always more at cnet.com.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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