The boss of Ashley Madison, Noel Biderman, has stepped down following a disastrous hacking attack that saw details of millions of the adultery website’s users leaked into the public domain, according to an Evening Standard report.
He is to the leave the firm immediately, Ashley Madison’s parent Avid Life Media said.
“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 Toronto-based company said.
The website, which carries the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair” and which promises anonymity for members, was attacked last month by cyber guerrilla group Impact Team.
They group threatened to release the details of its 37 million users because they are ‘cheating dirtbags and deserve no such discretion’ and their threat was carried out last week.