The internet is a marvellous thing but let's face it, it's power isn't always used for wholesome purposes. For every virtual Cupid's arrow that brings love, there is someone sneakily trying to arrange an illicit affair online. When it comes to finding cheating partners, there is one market leader - a site as notorious as any mainstream online dating site. Ashley Madison was set up in , making it the original affairs website. It boasts almost 50m members globally, some achievement for a site that explicitly helps its subscribers carry out infidelity and, if we may get a little deep for a moment, quite a statement about where we are as a society today.
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As far as we're aware, the Impact Team hasn't yet released any more information, despite the fact that Ashley Madison and Established Men are still online. The first statement from Avid Life Media acknowledged the hack had occurred, and included something of a non-apology to its customers: "We apologize for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers' information. The second statement, from later in the day, said that Avid Life Media had been able to "secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points. Obviously we can't confirm this. Avid Life Media's statements aren't wholly satisfying.
Ashley Madison is not your typical dating site. Even though it has been existing for quite some time already, the site has adjusted well to the changing interests of people. Because of its interesting twist to online dating, Ashley Madison has gained popularity and has managed to gather members from all over the world, and from all walks of life.