I find this hilarious. No, I am laughing while I am posting this.
Why? Because I find it stupid to think you can find love online and hope when you send your credit card that it’s secure and you are safe to cheat on your spouse.
AshleyMadison.com, a website design to help people cheat on their spouses, was hacked, and data for some 35,000,000 accounts stolen a month or two ago.
At the time of that announcement, the data hadn’t yet been released.
Today things have changed. The hacker group uploaded the entire file, and you can guarantee there are reporters using the “command F” keys to comb through the dossier. Why? Government employee accounts were well into the thousands, over 15,000 to be clearer.
According to The Hill report:
Thousands of clients using the affair-oriented Ashley Madison website listed email addresses registered to the White House, top federal agencies and military branches, a data dump by hackers revealed.
The detailed data, released Tuesday, will likely put Washington, D.C. on edge. The nation’s capital reportedly has the highest rate of membership for the site of any city.
Indeed, more than 15,000 of the email addresses used to register accounts were hosted on government and military servers.
Buried in the list are emails that could be tied to multiple administration agencies, including the State Department and Department of Homeland Security, as well as several tied to both the House and Senate.
The hackers appeared to target AshleyMadison and EstablishedMen over the questionable morals they condoned and encouraged, but they also took issue with what they considered ALM’s fraudulent business practices.
Despite promising customers to delete their user data from the site for a $19 fee, the company actually retained the data on ALM’s servers, the hackers claimed. “Too bad for those men, they’re cheating dirtbags and deserve no such discretion,” the hackers wrote. “Too bad for ALM, you promised secrecy but didn’t deliver.”
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