Those sites’ member profiles and credit card details were all exposed in the hack. So even if you’re not currently an online dater, any embarrassing dating profile details, pictures, and message exchanges from the past may yet come back to haunt you.
Most people are uncomfortable with this because a lot of these sites either spam you themselves, or sell your information to someone else who will.
Sometimes, though, you can't find what you're looking for anywhere else and you're desperate enough to actually hand over your email address.
It once purported to have about 39 million members.
Husbands and wives across the world were confronted with their partners’ extramarital affairs after the catastrophic leak spewed electronic evidence of infidelity across the internet.
TORONTO -- Ruby Corp., the Toronto-based parent company of the adultery dating site Ashley Madison, will pay $1.6 million in settlements following an investigation led by the U. Federal Trade Commission into a massive breach of the company’s computer systems and the outing of millions of its members.