It appears that the Ashley Madison hack did the site a major favor. Instead of avoiding the site completely, hundreds of thousands of accounts have been created over the past days, pushing site numbers up and away. What is rather interesting or perhaps, for others, disturbing, is that more and more women are joining the site, bolstering the ranks of infidels across the world.
Avid Life Media, the company which owns Ashley Madison, denied having created its 5.5 million female members with the help of its employees or with specially designed “bots”. Moreover, Avid Life Media has declared that “recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of Ashley Madison are greatly exaggerated”. So it seems that the hack was quite good for the site and the business will keep going.
According to the company’s statements, 87,596 women joined Ashley Madison within the past week. The general stereotype obviously leads us into thinking that a considerable number of men have joined as well. And who knows, maybe more and more people will keep coming. The site is practically the living truth that more and more people want to engage in “discreet” relationships.
There are a lot of rumors as to why the hackers chose to attack the site. Some say that it was because the site was believed to create false “attractive” female accounts in order to make more men subscribe and others say that the site was tricking people into paying for their deleted accounts, but it was in fact archiving them. It is funny how nobody hacked the site because cheating on your partner is simply wrong.
The hacker group behind the deed is now widely known as the “Impact Team” and they declared that, even though Ashley Madison prides itself with great security, the site was relatively easy to hack, but it took a long period of time so that the attack would be completely disguised and nobody would suspected. Approximately 32 million accounts were breached and their information was taken.
Part of the information was leaked on the internet and there are rumors that two suicide cases are related to this data breach. Canadian authorities, the US Homeland Security, FBI and Pentagon are still investigating the incident.
Meanwhile, Ashley Madison is making good money with its new customer flow. And while the entire situation remain highly debatable, they should, at least, look into security a little more, at least for the safety of the thousands that recently joined. But we suspect that the Impact Team still has plans.
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