Did your man suddenly change his cell number, banking info, or order new credit cards last month? If you have a minute — and you know your way around a Torrent site — you might want to have a look at a massive data dump by the Ashley Madison hackers.
Ashleymadison.com is a massively popular website that helps married people cheat discretely. The website’s slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Ashleymadison.com also boasted that it was “100% secure” — until last month.
The hackers, who seem to have a grievance with the website, gaveAshleymadison.com owners until today to take the website offline. But they refused.
So 32 million names, addresses, phone numbers, and sexual preferences of cheating married men were dumped onto the Torrents for their wives to find.
The hackers caution that just because your man’s name, address, phone number and credit card transactions are on the list, doesn’t mean he cheated on you. It could just mean he wanted to cheat but he chickened out after registering on the website.
Happy scavenge hunting!
The absolute worse case scenario for you as a current or former Ashley Madison user is that your full name, phone number, home address, sexual habits, embarrassing horny self-advertisement, date of registration, amounts paid for membership, height, weight, age, and support of the Yankees are now accessible to anyone with knowledge of BitTorrent and TextEdit. The good news is that even if your personal life is destroyed, your credit card information is almost certainly safe.