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The multistate probe uncovered lax data-security practices at the company, including a failure to maintain its information-security policies or to use so-called multi-factor authentication to secure remote access. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) – Adultery website AshleyMadison.com’s owner agreed to pay a steeply discounted $1.65 million settlement to resolve state and federal probes into a 2015 hack that exposed personal data of 37 million users of the site, whose slogan was “Life is Short. Have an Affair.”

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