Famous Adult Dating Database hacked, Site has 70.000 fake/bot female account – Honolulu Daily Science
April 7, 2016
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Famous Adult Dating Database hacked, Site has 70.000 fake/bot female account – Honolulu Daily Science

The dating site Ashley Madison’s data breach in August has exposed personal information of some 39 million users of Ashley Madison, the notorious infidelity website for cheaters. Despite the infamous hack that exposed millions of cheaters online,A rolling count on the homepage claims it has more than 43 million members, up from the 39 million users counted when the site was hit by a group of hackers dubbed the ‘Impact Team’.

Ashley Madison 70,000 fake female profiles created by company

It was also alleged the site had 70,000 fake female profiles used to lure men to pay fees for credits on the site.
Some believed that the controversial cheating service would be ruined when Ashley Madison’s user database was leaked in August. However, as early as August 31, they were reporting an increase in membership.

What’s behind the apparent customer growth? A spokesman for Ashley Madison’s parent company, Avid Life Media has declined to comment, leaving the masses to speculate.

In its last public statement, the company said media reports about the fall of the website were “greatly exaggerated,” and cheaters continued to use the site more than ever despite 32 million of its members’ identities were revealed in the massive data breach this summer.

The rolling count on the Ashley Madison homepage has revealed that the infidelity dating site had 39 million users when it was hit by the massive hack — which exposed the identities of nearly 32 million users — this summer. That number has now increased to a whopping 43.3 million users.

Though the rolling count on the Ashley Madison homepage clearly shows a notable customer growth after the infamous hacking episode, a spokesman for Avid Life Media – the parent company of Ashley Madison – has refrained from making any comments on the growing ranks of Ashley Madison members.

The rolling count on the Ashley Madison homepage has revealed that the infidelity dating site had 39 million users when it was hit by the massive hack — which exposed the identities of nearly 32 million users — this summer. That number has now increased to a whopping 43.3 million users.

Ashley Madison announced $115 million in sales and $55 million in profit last year

An increase in users may help Ashley Madison, but it is unlikely to save it. Although the company reported $115 million in sales and $55 million in profit last year, it faces multiple lawsuits asking for more than half a billion dollars in damages and Avid Life Media is currently facing about a dozen class-action lawsuits, one of which is seeking $578 million in damages.

Readers may want to take the 4 million user increase with a grain of salt, however. A lawsuit filed against Avid Life Media by Doriana Silvia, a former Ashley Madison employee, claims that Silvia was asked to make 1,000 “fake female profiles,” according to CityNews.

Though the rolling count on the Ashley Madison homepage clearly shows a notable customer growth after the infamous hacking episode, a spokesman for Avid Life Media – the parent company of Ashley Madison – has refrained from making any comments on the growing ranks of Ashley Madison members.

Claims that Ashley Madison uses fake accounts are nothing new. In August,roughly 70,529 women in the Ashley Madison database were bots created by the company to engage with their male subscribers.

One of the many issues plaguing Ashley Madison is their account deletion policy. Prior to the hack, anyone wishing to delete their account had to pay $10 – $19 to have their information removed from the company’s database. However, the hacking scandal revealed that Ashley Madison failed to protect its member’s information. Deleting an account still gives Ashley Madison access to an individual’s payment information for up to six months.

The Avid Life Media spokesman said that the adultery website had not provided any update since its last statement released on August 31, 2015.

In its last public statement in August, Ashley Madison had said that media reports predicting a possible demise of the website after the hack were “greatly exaggerated.” In that statement, Ashley Madison had also said that “last week alone, women sent more than 2.8 million messages within our platform;” and added: “These numbers are the main reason that Ashley Madison is the number one service for people seeking discreet relationships.”

Source | Albanydailystar