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Ashley Madison admitted Wednesday that hackers have indeed published some legitimate data about its users — a potentially devastating development for a site based on discretion. It couldn’t have come at a worse time, as the site’s parent company, Canada-based Avid Life Media, has been looking to raise as much as $200 million with an offering aimed at the London Stock Exchange this fall. “When and if we have news with regards to our business (IPO or otherwise), we will make the appropriate statements at that time,” Avid Life spokesman Paul Keable said.

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