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New Ashley Madison data dump ‘twice as large,’ takes aim at execs

The group of hackers behind the cataclysmic Ashley Madison data dump have struck again on Thursday by releasing a whopping 20GB of new files.

While the first release on Tuesday targeted the site’s purported 40 million members, today the group calling itself the Impact Team, is going after executives at the controversial company.

The data drop, which is twice as large has the original, purportedly features details from the email inbox of Ashley Madison CTO Noel Biderman, in the form of 13.4GB compressed file.

“Hey Noel, you can admit it’s real now,” reads a message accompanying the files, in reference to the company’s refusal to acknowledge the authenticity of the leaks.

As well as the email spool, there’s also a host of assets pertaining to the design and build of Avid Life Media’s flagship website.

This launch is the latest instalment in what is becoming one of the most highly polarising, wide-reaching hacks of recent times.

Monday’s data release featured the personal account and credit card details of members seeking – at least in theory – extra marital affairs.

The files became public after Ashley Madison refused to heed hacker threats to remove the site form the world wide web.

Also on Thursday, it emerged The Pentagon is looking into the hacks. Because that’s going to solve everything isn’t it?

Do you know anyone caught up in the Ashley Madison hack? Do you think the hackers were justified in releasing the data? Do you think even would-be cheaters deserve privacy? Share your thoughts below.

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