TORONTO, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Noel Biderman has stepped down as CEO of Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison days after the infidelity website’s client list and internal documents were leaked online.
Avid Life announced Biderman’s departure from the Toronto-based company Friday.
“This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees. We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base,” a statement on the website said. “We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and members’ privacy by criminals.”
Avid Life said that until a new CEO is appointed, the company will be led by the existing senior management team.
In addition to the names and emails on some 37 million Ashley Madison accounts being released last week, some of Biderman’s own emails were also leaked by a hacking group identifying itself as The Impact Team. Avid Life has faced a number of lawsuits in both Canada and the United States in response to the cyberattack.
“We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and members’ privacy by criminals. We will continue to provide access to our unique platforms for our worldwide members,” the company said.