Remember Ashley Madison? Website where people can sign up to meet like-minded users looking to have an affair? Touted how discreet it was up until a couple weeks ago, when some enterprising hackers accessed information about every single member, where said members live, where-- in many cases-- they work, their credit card information, their sexual fetishes, who they were banging on the side, and every other fact and figure Ashley Madison brass swore was safe for all eternity? The whole affair created quite the stir on the internet, where the hackers left the details of their breach for anyone to access, leading to at least a few awkward conversations on the home front. And, so, one could be forgiven for assuming that, at least in the short-term, Ash Mad wasn't doing so hot. But one would have assumed wrong! According to management business has never been better.
Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said on Monday, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients. The company also struck back at reports that the site had few genuine female users, saying internal data released by hackers had been incorrectly analyzed. “Recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of Ashley Madison are greatly exaggerated,” the company said in a statement. “Despite having our business and customers attacked, we are growing.”