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Thousands of Danes among hacked customers of adultery website

Up to 14,000 Danes included in the worldwide leak from a website specialised in infidelity

At least two people have reportedly committed suicide after their infidelity was made public (photo: iStock)
August 27th, 2015 1:35 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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According to Berlingske Research, up to 14,000 Danish email addresses have been included in the extensive material hacked from the adultery dating site Ashley Madison.

READ MORE: Danes near the top for infidelity

Every visit recorded
While the Danish users did not have to be necessarily unfaithful to their partners, every registration was recorded and stored.

In July, hackers attacked the Canadian company that caters to married men and women who want to have an affair, stealing highly sensitive information including users’ names, account information and sexual interests.

READ MORE: Danish cheaters need convincing to have an affair

Couldn’t bear the consequences
A total of 37 million users worldwide have had their personal information published online after the attack.

According to the Canadian police, the leakage of sensitive data has had major personal consequences for the many users of the dating site.

At least two people reportedly committed suicide after receiving threats of having their adultery publicly exposed.