The hackers behind this week's leak of Ashley Madison user data may have released more details, this time about the company itself. Motherboard first reported the new data and an accompanying message, which has been confirmed by The Verge. The torrent and message were posted on the same Quantum Magazine Tor site where the initial dump appeared "Hey Noel, you can admit it's real now," says a message signed by the hackers — a reference to parent company Avid Life Media's CEO Noel Biderman.
The new data includes up to 20GB of files, including a one folder titled "noel.biderman.mail," which could indicate that this release includes internal company messages. The previous leak primarily contained user profiles, including names, preferences, encrypted passwords, and partial credit card numbers. It appears to cover roughly 36 million users, and while Ashley Madison hasn't explicitly confirmed it's real, most investigators have concluded that the data is legitimate.