You know it’s not just men, women cheat as well. But should the internet be the answer? Should a company be able to proliferate their portfolio and bank off it? AshleyMadison.com – the sleazy site that has been helping millions of people cheat on their spouses since the early 2000’s has been hacked by a network calling them selves “The Impact Team.” Members risk having their identities revealed to the world. And to their street address. And to their spouse, and dog. And possibly to their employers. The divorce rate may go up slightly, unemployment may rise, but hey, think of all the single, rebounding men and women there will be. Of course though, if you are a Cheetos eating couch surfer, they weren’t sleeping with you before, they wont sleep with you now…
The company is scrambling to secure all it’s sensitive information before the list of cheaters hits the internet. The hacker groups only request? That the site be shut down. Permanently. Avid Life Media, the group who owns AM.com and other hook up sites, has been instructed to take Ashley Madison and Established Men offline permanently in all forms,” the hacker group wrote in a statement released Sunday. If ALM doesn’t comply, “we will release all customer records, including profiles with all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails.
As you recall back in 2009 their request to advertise during the Superbowl was rejected, it became popular news, and the site got tons of traffic. Banking on that, the site made millions with sign up fees. But get this, if you wanted to delete your account and all your information – Ashley charged you $20 to do so… Karma finds a way.
Here is a sample of their marketing tactics – making it seem like being married turns stale, an un-American way to think, if you ask me –