CEO of Ashley Madison stepping down after hack that impacted 37 million customers

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A dating website that helps married people cheat has been hit by hackers who threatened to release information about millions of customers.

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NEW YORK — Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison and Avid Life Media, is stepping down in the wake of hack that left 37 million customers and their personal information exposed.

Avid Life Media issued a statement on Friday:

“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.”

 

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