Ashley Madison Hack Leads To Reboot, New Management

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TORONTO — There are changes coming to Ashley Madison, the dating service for people looking for partners outside their marriage.

The Toronto-based company that owns Ashley Madison says it has a new chief executive and a new president and new measures in place against privacy breaches.

A high-profile cyberattack last year exposed data on millions of people purported to be clients of the adultery service.

Company founder and former CEO Noel Biderman left last August in the wake of the hacking attack — which raised questions about whether the company would be able to survive.

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Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman left the company in August after hackers exposed data on millions of clients of the website for cheaters. (Photo: Ashley Madison)

Avid Life Media, which owns and operates Ashley Madison, says it has hired Rob Segal as CEO and James Millership as president.

It says they joined the company three months ago and their goal is to "rebuild Ashley Madison" as the world's most "open-minded" dating community.

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Online dating agency Ashley Madison's new CEO, Rob Segal (R), and president James Millership pose during an interview in Toronto, June 28, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Chris Helgren)

Avid said it has enhanced security and monitoring as well as new payment options but the announcement provided few details.

"The company is truly sorry for how people's lives and relationships may have been affected by the criminal theft of personal information. That's why we're charting a new course and making some big changes," Segal said.

"Our team will continue to share updates and more information over the next few months as we build upon that vision."

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