FTC fines Ashley Madison $1.7 million for deceptive practices - WDRB 41 Louisville News

FTC fines Ashley Madison $1.7 million for deceptive practices

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Online dating and affair website Ashley Madison will pay more than a million dollars for deceptive practices. 

The site was hacked last year - exposing millions of Americans. It just reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, agreeing to pay $1.7 million dollars.

An investigation found the website had lax data security, and that it created fake female profiles to attract male customers.

Investigators say the website misled customers with a "full delete" option, but actually kept the information for up to a year.

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