Ashley Madison, the dating site for married people trolling for sex with other married people, just got hacked. The site, whose moniker is “Life is short, have an affair,” boasts over 37 million members,” and has millions of married people in “open marriages” whose spouses don’t know it yet.
The serial adulterer site has confirmed that hackers did break into its database, but denies the latest news that it was ripping off customers over its ‘paid-delete’ option. The hackers, who call themselves “The Impact Team,” claim that the site’s s paid-delete option, a $19 option that deletes personal data from its servers, was a rip-off. Ashley Madison responded with “Contrary to current media reports, and based on accusations posted online by a cyber criminal, the “paid-delete” option offered by AshleyMadison.com does in fact remove all information related to a member’s profile and communications activity.” (This includes “sexual fantasy preferences” that go into detail, and could be embarrassing to the married guy who put “I enjoy enemas.”)
“As our customers’ privacy is of the utmost concern to us, we are now offering our full-delete option free to any member, in light of today’s news,” says the site.
All I can say is Thank God I didn’t give them my credit card when I went undercover to write about them for my book, as they gave me a free $250 membership. After posing as a married but dating dater, I was shocked to see not one, but two of my married neighbors on there who I thought were “perfect” husbands, and tons of married guys who all said their wives “had low sex drives,” the reigning excuse for cheating.
When I asked a number of married men “Why don’t you just get a divorce if you are sleeping with three or four different women a year and hiding it from you wife?” The general consensus–and most frequent answers were: 1.) The house 2.) The alimony, 3.) The kids, and 4.) The dog.
The Hacker’s message: “Ashley Madison is the #1 cheaters site” and Established Men, another of their sites, is for “rich men who pay for sex and is a site for prostitution and human trafficking.”