Ashley Madison Surveys Its Users & Reveals 7 Surprising Trends In The Extramarital Dating Scene

The online dating industry has come a long way. Ashley Madison says it has hired a team of IT security and forensics experts to get to the bottom of what it calls an “unprovoked and criminal intrusion” into its systems. Profiles of users who have not used their accounts for a prolonged period (‘inactive’ profiles) are also retained indefinitely. It is alleged that AshleyMadison in some instances failed to remove consumer profiles from their internal systems, even though the consumer had paid $19 for the Full Delete” option.

Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), our team has now successfully removed the posts related to this incident as well as all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about our users published online. The dating site for married men and women analyzed its 2017 data, and revealed which cities had the most member signups per capita in a release shared with USA TODAY. Despite the negative press and the resignation of Ashley Madison’s CEO Noel Biderman, the site says its userbase is still growing.

As a result, approximately 64% of Ashley Madison (AM) private, often explicit, pictures are accessible. With Ashley Madison, sure info on your profile and footage are solely seen to people if you want them to see them. Even though there are many unknowns about the hack, analysts were able to draw some important conclusions that should be taken into account by any company that stores sensitive information. Ashley Madison is a very useful website for someone looking for an extra marital affair.

This Ashley Madison extortion scam is a good example that a data breach is never one and done. But as soon as the mud had settled and other scandals entered the headlines, many people largely forgot about Ashley Madison. The women’s accounts show so little activity that they might as well not be there. Hence, we recommend you to make a separate email address before you sign up for Ashley Madison dating site and use that email address here. But after my profile was created, I did get listings for women in my fake hometown.

I wouldn’t at all be surprised if, in the final analysis, they discover that the so-called ‘data breach’ was perpetrated by the owners of Ashley Madison themselves, and that it was always their plan to blackmail their clientele. If he wanted to log on to Ashley Madison to speak to women he would only do so on a work laptop he kept in his office at home. Incredibly easy to navigate site layout, with user-friendly menu functions clearly labeled, such as manage profile” and view profile.” Additionally, the site has zero distracting ads, allowing users to make better use of their time on the site.

Many women’s accounts showed signs of being fake, using email addresses that seemed like they were generated by computer, 100@ , 200@ and so on, Gizmodo reported. The hackers who posted the Ashley Madison data claim many of the user profiles were falsified, though not by them. This access can often lead to trivial deanonymization of users who had an assumption of privacy and opens new avenues for blackmail, especially when combined with last year’s leak of names and addresses.