Ashley Madison Leak: Cheaters List Searchable On The Internet
Ashley Madison‘s leak just got worse for cheating spouses, as websites have made the leaked data easily searchable online.
Ashley Madison Search
The stolen Ashley Madison database, which includes identifiable details of the 32 million people who used the cheating website, can be searched on a number of websites. All that’s needed to find a cheating spouse is a name or email address. Creators of one such site – CheckAshleyMadison.com – released a statement mocking the hacked database.
“We hope that Avid Life Media will follow-up in the coming days with some sort of help to their userbase and a formal apology, rather than try to sweep it under the rug,” the statement reads. “P.S. To Ashley Madison’s Development Team: You should be embarrassed for your train wreck of a database (and obviously security), not sanitizing your phone numbers to your database is completely amateur, it’s as if the entire site was made by Comp Sci 1XX students.”
Typically, when a database is hacked, one looking to access the information would need to go into the “Dark Web” and download Tor or find a Torrent through Pirate Bay. This time, unfortunately for those who were seeking extramarital affairs, getting into the data is at everyone’s fingertips.
“Ashley Madison users who were in committed relationships were taking comfort in the fact that their significant others were not able to Torrent things,” CheckAshleyMadison.com’s creator told The Washington Post. “Our site upsets that in making it easier for people to find out if their spouse was a part of the site.”
Though Ashley Madison has long touted itself as a “100% discreet service,” it was also aware that it could not guarantee the safety of the information passing through its database. In fine print, the website states, “We cannot ensure the security or privacy of information you provide through the Internet.”
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