Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison’s parent company, says Noel Biderman’s departure was a mutual decision.
“This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees,” the company said in a statement.
Hackers originally breached Avid Life’s systems in July and then posted the information online a month later after the company didn’t comply with their demands to shut down.
“We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and members’ privacy by criminals,” the company added. “We are actively cooperating with international law enforcement in an effort to bring those responsible for the theft of proprietary member and business information to justice.”
Ashley Madison, whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair,” purports to have nearly 40 million members.
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