Many questions about infidelity now arise with a worldwide focus on the Ashley Madison hacking sage. Many unanswered questions and many opinions and angles have come to the fore with the public sitting in awe around the globe questioning the very root, cause and effect of being dishonest to your spouse. Faizal’s guests from Perfect Partners, a Matchmaking Company based in South Africa air their opinion on the matter.
Last month, America’s most prominent dating site for cheating spouses got hacked after hackers stole millions of users’ private information. The stolen data reportedly included names and credit card information, photos, and sexually explicit chat logs.
The hackers objected to Ashley Madison’s morally dubious business model, and they tried to blackmail the site into shutting down.
Ashley Madison had refused to suspend its operations, so now they have retaliated by releasing the data online.
The site says it has 37 million users around the world. The site’s slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.”
Avid Life Media, the company behind the site, also owns several other websites, including Established Men, a site that connects young women with “successful and generous benefactors to fulfill their lifestyle needs.”
Hackers threatened to publish user data unless the site shut down
A hacker group calling itself the Impact Team hacked the site. The hackers said they had obtained user information from Ashley Madison and several smaller dating sites owned by Avid Life Media.
“Avid Life Media has been instructed to take Ashley Madison and Established Men offline permanently in all forms,” the hacker group wrote in a statement released in July.