Ashley Madison Hack: Hacked User Info Published Online, Confirms Avid Media As Reddit Link Thread Appears And 1-800-Flowers Ashley Madison Ad Goes Viral

Paula Mooney

The fallout from the Ashley Madison hack continues into Tuesday. As reported by the Inquisitr, users of Ashley Madison were already freaking out on Reddit and performing pre-emptive confessions to their spouses that they were indeed Ashley Madison users -- some claiming they'd been longtime members of AM prior to getting married, as if to avoid divorce court.

In a statement from Avid Life Media, Ashley Madison confirmed that some of their user data was actually published online.

"Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), our team has now successfully removed the posts related to this incident as well as all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about our users published online."

One of the most important links in that thread is the Account lookup for Ashley Madison & Adult Friend Finder, which, as of this writing, points to a "Was he on Ashley Madison?" website that doesn't yet have the Ashley Madison leaked database to search. However, it does contain the Adult Friend Finder Leak search engine, whereby users can plop in their husband's (or wife's or their own or whomever's) email address to see if it pops up with a positive response. If the person didn't have an account set up on the cheating websites, a response that their email address was not in the leak will appear.

Thus far, a Reddit user named ThrowBasura123456 confirmed that he or she was able to download files purporting to be the partially hacked list of users from the Ashley Madison hack. However, they presume that the files contained porn site users' info, and not Ashley Madison account holders -- save for two users that the Ashley Madison hackers exposed in their initial message.

"I managed to download one of the zip files linked from Pastebin. It does contain a list of email addresses and passwords, but they appear to have been snagged from one or more porn sites that were hacked months or years ago, not from Ashley Madison. And there are no names or addresses. I don't know if this was the data that the Ashley Madison hackers posted at the links in their initial message, but it doesn't appear that they leaked anything beyond the information about the two users they doxxed in their message."
"Please keep everyone update where to find this info!!!! Caught my husband on AM and I don't have much info except that he was on [Ashley Madison] (know screen name but not pw) and have the 'screen name' of ow with whom he had the affair with..."

[Image via Ashley Madison]