This is the blackmail letter that Ashley Madison member are receiving for ransom demand of $2000 in bitcoins
Back in August, 2015, hackers belonging to Impact Team hacked the online adultery website and stole several gigs of user data stored online. The data included details of Ashley Madison member including their likes and personal preferences.
The leaked data lead to many problems for many AM members with reports stating suicides by couple of members. When Ashley Madison was hacked last year, members had two straight choices — come clean to their other half, or stay calm and hope it all blew over.
However, those who chose to remain calm have been receiving extortion demands from unknown blackmailers. Even after almost 6 months the AM hack continues to hang over their heads like the sword of Damocles.
One such member of Ashley Madison received such a letter and decided to share it on Graham Cluley’s website received one such letter and decided to share it with the world. His personal details, and those of another blackmailed user, have been redacted, but you can see the rest of the letter below.
The letter, in which the user’s name has been redacted to prevent his identity being leaked, demands that he pay $2000 in bitcoin to keep the blackmailer from publicly leaking his name to his near and dear ones. The blackmailer gave AM member 10 days to pay up or else!
You see, [REDACTED], if you don’t comply with my demand I am not just going to humiliate you, I am going to humiliate those close to you as well.
If you were signed up to Ashley Madison and you received a letter like this, what would you do?