Cheating website Ashley Madison said on Friday that it will pay $11.2 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by 37 million U.S. users whose personal information was leaked in July of 2015.
In July 2015, panic reigned among the extramaritally active when hackers grabbed millions of profiles from Ashley Madison. Some of them are doubtless panicking again today, after a judge ruled that they can’t be anonymous in a class action suit against the cheating website.
Anna Duggar spoke for the first time about her husband’s sex scandal in a segment of her sister-in-laws’ three-part TLC series, Jill & Jessa: Counting On.
According to the New York Times, one fallout of the Ashley Madison leak is that some online daters are now hiring private investigators to look into the marital status of their online prospects. That’s bleak, guys.
Steps to follow when picking your Ashley Madison password: Do not use important dates or your mother’s maiden name, be sure to include numbers, and—most importantly—choose a password that gives hackers clear insight into your broken and confused state of being.
The developers at Ashley Madison created their first artificial woman sometime in early 2002. Her nickname was Sensuous Kitten, and she is listed as the tenth member of Ashley Madison in the company’s leaked user database. On her profile, she announces: “I’m having trouble with my computer ... send a message!”
After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison. Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally…
This morning, Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media released a statement indicating it plans to keep operating as if nothing is wrong, despite being embroiled in a giant scandal over losing loads of user data to hackers.
Now we know that almost none of the woman in the Ashley Madison database ever used the site. The question is, was this a deliberate fraud? Or was it just a dating site gone wrong?
When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news stories that asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidence for such an enormous number. So I downloaded the data and…
In toady’s Tweet Beat, Lena Dunham has a revelation, Tyson Beckford is a tease and God is right.
For many people, being exposed as a member of Ashley Madison (formerly the best and most secure site to have an affair) means only public humiliation and serious talks with their partner. Federal government workers, however, have something even more to be worried about: the possible loss of their jobs.
The Ashley Madison data leak was notable for many reasons—its scale being one, its male-skewing demographic another. The site, some are saying, is both for men and full of men (and spammers), and it made me wonder just how easy it was for the average guy to get some Ashley Madison tail. After a little digging, I found…
On Tuesday, a hacking group known as Impact Team finally made good on their promise to leak 9.7 GB of Ashley Madison user data to the public. The data includes millions of names, addresses, credit card numbers and profile information of registered users of the website designed for married dudes (and ladies) who are…
A hacker or group of hackers going by the name The Impact Team has broken into systems belonging to Avid Life Media, the company that owns websites Ashley Madison, Cougar Life and Established Men. They are threatening to leak sensitive information from more than 37 million AshleyMadison.com users if ALM does not take…
A woman I'll call Amy is a thirtysomething who has been happily married for six years, but for the last four and a half years, she's been using cheating site AshleyMadison.com to meet a variety of men for sex. It began as cheating, but now her husband knows about it.
Famed cheating website and purveyor of trollish billboards Ashley Madison makes money in a few ways: first, by charging users to access the site. Secondly, by collecting fees from advertisers who wish to reach the site's users. The third? Charging users twenty bucks to delete their profiles.