Tech | July 17, 2017 8:50 am

Ashley Madison to Pay $11.2 Million Hacking Settlement

Some users affected by the 2015 data breach are eligible for compensation.

Millions of Ashley Madison users are entitled to a settlement after their personal information was stolen from the website, which promotes extramarital affairs, in a July 2015 hacking, according to the BBC.

Ashley Madison’s parent company, Ruby Life, has reportedly offered $11.2 million to settle class-action lawsuits filed by some of the 37 million users who had their names, addresses, birth dates and sexual interests exposed in the leak.

While the settlement still must be approved by a judge, the Verge reports, users who “submit valid claims for alleged losses resulting from the data breach and alleged misrepresentations” are eligible for compensation.