1. Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

By: | New York | Published: August 29, 2015 7:00 PM
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The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members. (Reuters)

The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

Avid Life Media Inc. says Noel Biderman’s departure is effective immediately and was a mutual decision.

“This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees,” Avid Life’s statement reads. “We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base.”

Biderman didn’t immediately return an email sent to his work account seeking comment.

Biderman, who touted himself as “the king of infidelity,” made millions off the philosophy that cheating is a natural part of married life. The site charges a fee each time a member sends a potential lover a message.

Biderman has written books espousing his views on adultery, including one published in 2011 titled: “Cheaters Prosper u00e2u20acu201d How Infidelity Will Save The Modern Marriage.” At the same time, the married father of two has claimed to be a devoted husband and that his wife of 12 years would be heartbroken if he ever broke his vows to her.

Privately held Toronto-based Avid Life grossed USD 115 million in earnings last year, according to tax documents and figures shared by Biderman with Forbes.

Avid Life’s statement released today went on to say that it’s “actively adjusting” to the fallout from the hacking and continues to provide access to its services.

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    Jim Martinelli
    Aug 29, 2015 at 9:17 pm
    This Jewish criminal should be in jail for breaking marriages. The hypocrite who claims that he is faithful to his wife and could care less about other people's lives will dwell in fire. Kudos to the impact team for exposing these criminals.
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      Jim Martinelli
      Aug 29, 2015 at 9:20 pm
      This Jewish criminal should be locked in jail for the rest of his life. The hypocrite who claims he was faithful to his wife and could care less about breaking other people's lives should dwell in fire. Kudos to the impact team for exposing these thieves.
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      1. Tj Nelson
        Aug 29, 2015 at 7:28 pm
        Biderman. It figures.
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