Threatening letters sent to the partners of former and current members, as well as themselves, with the demand: ‘pay $2,500 in bitcoin or have your infidelity exposed’

It’s been six months since extramarital dating site Ashley Madison was hacked, and now the spouses of former and current users of the site are being targeted by blackmail attempts, as well as the users themselves.

Almost as soon as the database was made public, accountholders started receiving anonymous blackmail letters, first electronically and then physically. The letters demanded payment, in the thousands of dollars, to avoid having their membership of the site made public.

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