Amazon, GoDaddy Sued For Hosting Ashley Madison Data

By Jody Godoy (September 4, 2015, 8:46 PM EDT) -- Three anonymous former users of extramarital hook-up site Ashley Madison have sued Amazon Web Services Inc., GoDaddy.com LLC and three website operators in Arizona federal court for making Ashley Madison's hacked data available for public perusal, seeking $3 million in damages.

The plaintiffs from California, New Jersey and Maryland on Thursday brought claims against three John Roes and their affiliates who run websites where the public can search the massive data dump for specific users. That information is stolen property and the website creators and Internet service providers are criminally liable for possessing it, the plaintiffs allege.

"While these persons and...

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