Tag: Ashley Madison Hack

When the Ashley Madison hack occurred about 2 years ago (crazy right, it was the summer of 2015), you would have thought that the cheating website was done. Thing is, as only a few predicted, this cheating site gained something that most brands would dream about – instant brand fame.

When it comes to branding, it takes a significant investment to be the brand that everyone knows – even it’s a brand you’ll never use. Now, when you have a cheating site, the percentage of people that could be a potential user is incredibly high.

So if you fast forward 2 years later, what happened? The cheating site removed its original CEO of Noel Biderman, then replaced him about 9 months later with President James Millership & CEO Rob Segal.  There’s been an FTC settlement, and an attempt to soften Ashley Madison. Let’s face it, you gotta call a spade a spade. Ashley Madison is and always will be a site catered around cheating and discretion.

Present day, Ashley Madison got rid of its generic “Find You Moment” tagline and replaced it with its original yet on point tagline “Life is Short, Have an Affair”. The CEO and President have been replaced (again), with various news sources pointing out that there are no bots being used.

What does that mean for a new Ashley Madison member? Well simply put, you have more women then ever that know about the affair site than ever before. You also have a high degree of intrigue considering all the celeb / politicians that were on the site. For instance, Josh Duggar is still making headlines surrounding his use of Ashley Madison.

If you’re going to use Ashley Madison today, just be smart about it.  Use a separate email address. Use a different cell phone number (many services are free here). Tread lightly then discover the amazing benefits a discreet relationship can have on your life.

 

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When the Ashley Madison hack hit the media in July, there was nonstop coverage for 45 straight days. It was relentless. Which celebrity is on it. Politicians too? Wait, my neighbor? OMG I just can’t stop reading about it. This about sums up the summer for the tabloid person. Fast forward to present day, and what you’re seeing is a very interesting landscape. So the question that I wanted to answer involves these cheating sites. Are the best cheating websites in the marketplace actually growing?

Lets look at the broader market. If you’re in the market for a discreet relationship, the last thing your going to do in 2015 (even after post hack) is join a traditional online dating site. Well I mean, you’d be insanely foolish to join, pretend you were single, have a one sided affair, then run a gigantic risk of the other party flipping out on you (and your partner, your employee, and your family). So let’s be clear, society will ALWAYS need cheating websites.

The next issue to handle is from a man’s perspective. Are there real women on the best cheating websites out there? What post Ashley Madison hack has taught us is real simple, women go where the money is. The hack actually gave some validity for women that never heard of the site.

The end result will show you an insane rush of females joining these cheating sites. After all, everyone simply got smarter. While you might chat online, it’s much briefer. The fantasy of chatting all day and never meeting is gone. No one wants to waste their time and no one wants to risk it ever getting out. In some weird way, this hack might have been the best thing to ever happen to cheating websites out there.

Think outside the box!

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The Ashley Madison hack is real after all! Quick background which many are aware of. A month ago, to the day basically, a hacking group threatened Ashley Madison (Avid Life Media) to take down their site or all their membership data will be exposed. Fast forward a month later, sites are still up, now so is the 37+ million membership details!

Since this story is just unfolding, the amount of salacious details that will come out will keep TMZ, Perez Hilton, Late Night talk shows and a slew of other gossip sites busy for years. Think about the array of men and women on the site.  Government workers, police, celebrities, athletes, the gamut is incredibly large. Josh Duggar being one of the first to be outed.

On the flip side, you have everyday men and women on the site. Married, needing to keep this discreet. Partners who will eventually find out and start flipping out on these men (and women, oops). Bitter fights and divorces will occur, lives will be turned upside down, and the amount of law suits across the board will be high as well.

Looking at the data, we see data that shows names, addresses, emails, and passwords. The passwords were highly encrypted, very tough to crack – even though I’m sure if there’s a target someone is after, they will figure out password (hopefully every single user on Ashley Madison changed their password by now). While this type of date doesn’t prove anything, the ones that actually laid down the credit card does. With the last 4 digits on display and IP addresses, you can pretty much guarantee to have a really upset partner.

We will post additional details shortly. Only so many lattes you can drink and type!

 

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One month ago, the Ashley Madison hack was released to the world. Overnight, 30 days later, the full list of members were released. Being able to see the data is mind boggling. From what’s been reported and from what we’ve seen, it’s a crazy array of data.

First off, there’s nearly 10 gigs of data. Now that’s an insane amount of data. Sifting through it all with take days and weeks. Various technical reporters are going through it with a fine comb. The media storm is building, but the largest media outlets haven’t even touched it yet. Think about all the celeb, pseudo celebs, C-list celebs, maybe even A-List cells other. TMZ, Entertainment Tonight, will have an field day here.

The data shows name, addresses, emails, passwords (encrypted) and IPs. Now, anyone can use anyone’s email address to signup. So anyone could sign up Donald Trump on Ashley Madison, not necessarily meaning he’s on the site (even though I’m sure every political pundit would love for that to happen). I digress. What’s really invaluable are the credit card transactions. If someone laid down a credit card to be a member, he’s actively messaging women on the site. That, is where the fun begins. Who did he message, what did he say. What does his profile say? The list goes on and on. With 10 gigs of data, it’s a lot to sift through.

Another interesting component is the internal Ashley Madison database documents. Remember when Sony was hacked, one of the large stories was the salary discrepancies. Women getting paid less than male actors. Salary differences between employees. Things like this can rock the core of a company.

At the end of the day though, Ashley Madison is the largest network of discreet encounters out there. Men and women will continue to use a discreet dating a way to fill a void. The Ashley Madison hack will teach the underground world of affairs that you need to be very very careful with your data!

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The first member reported by the media for the first Ashley Madison hack is from the Boston area. When I read this, I think I laughed for a solid minute. I mean, the area is knows as a highly religious city. A suburb of Boston, Brockton, as identified. I’m sure this town never thought it’s name would be in the news more than it is today.

That’s the thing with cheating sites. It’s in every aspect of society. Regardless of religion and race, it’s a type of relationship that is occurring everywhere. One might ask “what’s wrong with out society”. But if you were to ask any married man or any married women why cheating occurs, each individual completely understands why. Lust is removed from the relationship, replaced with life, and you’re left with this void.

This void, ultimately gets filled with another partner. The explosive growth of Ashley Madison makes it a unique crossroads with this Ashley Madison hack. Whether you’re ta man from Brockton, or a woman that started looking years ago, there’s a reason this void needs to be filled. Will this hack stop this behavior. Of course note. People at the end of the day have short term memory. Additionally, people will get smarter in their ways of navigating cheating websites.

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We all know the Ashley Madison hack that occurred this past weekend has taken up the news circuit.  The group of hackers were not only demanding the cheating site of Ashley Madison to be taken down, but also the sugar daddy site Established Men. The Established Men hack is a bit odd in my view, until you look at it from a different angle.

This is an interesting demand. Sugar daddies, sugar babies, who cares right? Well, here’s the thing. On one side, a decent percentage of sugar daddies are married, hence raising the blackmail value of the members. On the other side, you have anti sex work activists that are lumping this in the prostitution bucket.

When you combine groups and organizations that are against such rights, you start putting a blackmail value on the database. Now, if these men and women were smart, they used some secondary data on signup. For instance: fake name, prepaid credit cards, PO Box, not their home line, etc.

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