John McAfee, the developer of the first anti-virus program, said that Ashley Madison hack was an inside job, which is performed by a woman, The Independent reported.
According to Mr. John, someone insider the office was involved in stealing the information of Ashley Madison’s users.
“From the data that was released, it was clear that the perpetrator had intimate knowledge of the technology stack of the company (all the programs being used),” he wrote in a column for the International Business Times.
As we reported, the website’s server of the adultery website Ashley Madison was hacked by a group of hackers, called the Impact Team. They disclosed the information about the website users on the Internet.
The data, which was posted on the dark Web, included names, email addresses, contact numbers and passwords for the website’s members.
The hackers group said they aren’t agree with Ashley Madison’s business practices. Especially, they are concerned about “full delete” feature. Users are allowed to scrub their information from the website by paying only $19.
The attack was confirmed by Avid Life Media, which said that the hackers have stolen some legitimate data from its website and published online. However, the company said that it does not store credit card information on its servers.