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Police: Two unconfirmed reports of suicides associated with Ashley Madison hack

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TORONTO, Canada – The company that owns the adultery website Ashley Madison is offering a $380,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the hackers responsible for leaking the data of millions of users.

The offer from Canada-based Avid Life Media was announced Monday by the Toronto Police.

“Team Impact, I want to make it very clear to you,” said Toronto Police Staff Superintendent Bryce Evans during a press conference on Monday. “Your actions are illegal and we will not tolerate it.”

Ashley Madison, a Toronto-based dating website which facilitates extramarital affairs, was targeted by hackers in July.

Last week, hackers behind the breach released a file online containing the email and home addresses of 37-million people registered on the site.

Toronto police said Monday there have been two unconfirmed reports of suicides associated with the hack.

NBC News reports that police say they’ve had reports of Ashley Madison users getting blackmailed by criminals who demanded payment in exchange for their silence.

 

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