FTC Is Now on Ashley Madison's Case

By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff

July 5, 2016

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(NEWSER) – Two new executives at cheaters dating site Ashley Madison are offering up a mega-mea culpa for last year's hack-and-leak of user information, but that's likely not going to stem the flow of issues its parent company is now facing, including class-action lawsuits and an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, Reuters reports.

CEO Rob Segal and President James Millership have been at the helm of Avid Life Media for three months, notes a Tuesday press release, trying to rebrand and rescue the site after the privacy debacle and the resignation of ex-CEO and self-proclaimed "king of infidelity" Noel Biderman, who Graham Cluley's security site says has "been busy trying to clean the Internet" of his past association with Ashley Madison. "A year ago, Avid Life Media was silenced by a devastating, criminal hack that affected our company and some of our members," Segal says. "The company is truly sorry for how people's lives and relationships may have been affected by the criminal theft of personal information."

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