Ashley Madison will pay $11.2 million to users for data breach

Ruby Corp, the owner of adultery website Ashley Madison, will pay $11.2 million to settle a lawsuit by users whose data has been compromised.

Reuters reported that the litigation was brought “on behalf of roughly 37 million users whose personal details were exposed in a July 2015 data breach”.

“Ruby Corp denied wrongdoing in agreeing to the preliminary class-action settlement, which requires approval by a federal judge in St. Louis,” reported Reuters.

In 2015, the details of men and women cheating on their partners were exposed, after a hacker group attacked Ashley Madison.

Sensitive information, including photographs and “sexual fantasies”, was leaked.

The group of hackers, called Impact Team, said they stole the information of 37 million members of Ashley Madison.

Following the hack, Ashley Madison owner Avid Life Media rebranded to Ruby Corp, and its CEO Noel Biderman stepped down.

Now read: Ashley Madison rebrands, promises to keep your details safe

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Ashley Madison will pay $11.2 million to users for data breach