This attack is likely to spell the end for a business with $114 million in annual sales, but the fallout around the company itself will probably be even worse.Adult dating site Ashley Madison has been hacked, spilling embarrassing personal details about more than 32 million members onto Internet forums.

This episode serves as a reminder of other big-name hack attacks in recent years, many of which make the Ashley Madison breach look tiny by comparison. Here's a quick reminder, along with analysis of what the Ashley Madison saga really means:

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