Ashley Madison Offers $500,000 Reward For Hackers Information
Aug 25, 2015 11:30 PM EDT | By Jackie Pasaol
Avid Life Media the parent company of Ashley Madison is offering $500,000 in Canadian currency reward to anyone that can provide information that can lead to the arrest of the hackers.
Toronto police announced the news in the press conference on Monday, NBC NEWS reported.
Toronto Police Staff Superintendent Bryce Evans said, "Team Impact, I want to make it very clear to you. Your actions are illegal and we will not tolerate it."
During the conference, officials unfolded the details of the hacked that upended many lives. Team Impact threatened the website on July 12 through a message. The threat is said to be accompanied with a music "Thunderstruck."
"This hack is one of the largest data breaches in the world and is very unique on its own in that it exposed tens of millions of people's personal information," Evans said.
While the threat is delivered to the internet, police received numerous reports were related to the data leaked.
Toronto police linked two suicides to the leak, which is described "unconfirmed reports." They also received reports of extortion, hackers blackmailed the users to keep their silence.
Evans also confirmed attackers infected the website with malware that can locate and remove identity from Ashley Madison's database.
In a released statement, Avid Life Media wrote, "In the very best interest of our customers, who have been affected by this malicious act, we are firmly committed to fully assisting these law enforcement and investigative authorities, without reserve. Because of this active and ongoing investigation, there is little more we can provide at this time to the media and the public."
In a bid to capture the cyber attackers, police officials set up a Twitter account, where people can send in information that can lead to the arrest of the hackers, @AMCaseTPS, and hashtag, #AMCaseTPS