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Ashley Madison Puts Forward $11.2Million to Settle Class Actions


The Ashley Madison infidelity website, which was hacked in July 2015, has offered a settlement to the people suing the company.

Millions of members had their personal details stolen when the site, which encouraged people to cheat on their partners, was breached.

Ruby Life, formerly known as Avid Life Media, has put forward $11.2 million to settle a number of class actions.

Some of the fund will be used to compensate those with a “valid claim”.

Ashley Madison was a dating website for people who already had a partner but were looking to have an affair.

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In July 2015, the website’s systems were compromised and details of 33 million accounts were posted online.

The data included names, address, birth dates and interests.

The company behind the website faces legal action from people who say the data breach led to financial loss and identity theft.

Ruby Life was known as Avid Dating Life at the time of the Ashley Madison data breach.

The rebranded company describes itself as an “industry leader in open-minded dating services” and still advertises Ashley Madison on its website.

Ruby Life said in a statement: “The parties have agreed to the proposed settlement in order to avoid the uncertainty, expense, and inconvenience associated with continued litigation.”