Ashley Madison's parent firm to pay hack victims £8.5m

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From Digital Spy

Ruby Corp, the parent company of would-be adulterer dating-site Ashley Madison, has settled with the class-action claimants whose identities were leaked during the site's 2015 hack.

The website whose tagline is 'Life is short, have an affair', had previously billed itself as being "100% discreet" but will now pay $11.2 million (£8.57 million) to hacking victims.

Though the company admits no wrongdoing, it's pledged to pay up to $3,500 (£2,675) to each of the hack's victims. It's not enough cash to buy back a good name, but at least it'll cover a few sessions of couple's therapy.

It's been a rough couple of years for Ashley Madison, which was already forced to pay $1.66 million (£1.27 million) to settle a suit brought by the US government's Federal Trade Commission, and which faced allegations that most of its advertised randy married ladies were actually fembots.

Hopefully for them that bizarro rebranding campaign is going well.

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