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Online firm Touchnote latest victim of internet hacking

The stolen details include customer names and email addresses Credit: PA

App-maker Touchnote has become the latest victim of internet hacking.

The online company, which has an app that lets people turn photos on their mobiles into postcards, said it had been targeted by criminals and some customer data had been stolen.

The stolen details include customer names, email addresses and postal addresses, while there were also "some recorded instances of dates of birth being accessed", the company said.

The news comes just after TalkTalk announced the details of 156,959 customers and 15,656 bank account numbers were accessed in last month's cyber attack.

'Hundreds of thousands' sign up to Ashley Madison website

People flock to the infidelity dating site, even after hackers leaked details of millions of users. Credit: PA

Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients, the parent company Avid Life said today.

Recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of Ashley Madison are greatly exaggerated. Despite having our business and customers attacked, we are growing."

– Statement from Avid Life

Earlier this month, hackers released Ashley Madison customer data after demanding the site be shut down. A second data dump contained thousands of emails and other company documents.

The company also hit back at reports that the site had few genuine female users, saying internal data released by hackers had been analysed incorrectly.

"Last week alone, women sent more than 2.8 million messages within our platform," Avid Life said, adding that 87,596 women had also signed up for Ashley Madison last week.

On Friday Chief Executive Officer Noel Biderman had left the company by mutual agreement.

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