By Jonathan Davies

More customer data from dating website Ashley Maddison appears to have been leaked on the so-called 'dark web', according to reports.

Around 10 gigabytes worth of customer data, including names, addresses and credit card details, was published on the area of the internet only accessible via encrypted browsers on Wednesday.

It is understood that around 14 gigabytes of data, claimed to be from Ashley Maddison's chief executive's email account. A note aimed at the dating site's boss Noel Bidderman reading "Hey Noel, you can admit it's real now" accompanied the files.

However, cyber security experts claim there is a problem with the files. Some appear to be broken, while others are working.

In a statement, Avid Life Media - which owns Ashley Maddison, said: "As for the operations of Avid Life Media, we continue to devote significant resources to our security protocols and systems and we continue to support our customers around the world."