Ashley Madison parent settles website users' data breach lawsuit

Ashley Madison parent settles website users' data breach lawsuit

The owner of the Ashley Madison adultery website said on Friday it has agreed to pay US$11.2 million to settle U.S. litigation over a 2015 data breach that exposed personal details of millions of users.

A photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison website displayed on a smartphone in Toronto, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

REUTERS: The owner of the Ashley Madison adultery website said on Friday it has agreed to pay US$11.2 million to settle U.S. litigation over a 2015 data breach that exposed personal details of millions of users.

Ruby Life Inc, formerly known as Avid Dating Life Inc, denied wrongdoing in agreeing to the settlement, which requires approval by a federal judge in St. Louis. It has tightened security since discovering the breach in July 2015.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York, editing by G Crosse)

Source: Reuters