July 20, 2015

On July 20, 2015, the hacker group called, “Impact Team” announced that they had hacked the extramarital dating site Ashley Madison. The hacker group threatened to release the data of all of the users, which included names and addresses, if the site did not immediately shut down. The site didn’t, and the info was released. Interestingly, what subsequent research revealed was that of the 5.5 million registered women users of the site, only about 12,000 were probably real women. The other 5.4 million were either bots or people paid by Ashley Madison to respond to the 5.9 million men who were paying to use the site. So, marriages and relationships were destroyed so lonely men or cheating men could have internet sex with bots and other men pretending to be women.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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