TORONTO Dec 14 The owner of hacked infidelity
website Ashley Madison has paid $1.66 million to settle a joint
investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and several
U.S. states into lax data security and deceptive practices, the
company and New York's Attorney General said on Wednesday.
The remainder of a $17.5 million settlement was suspended
based on privately-held Ruby Corp.'s inability to pay, the
office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said in
The company first disclosed it was the target of an FTC
investigation in a Reuters interview in July.
(Additional reporting by Diane Bartz in; Editing by Alan