This isn’t surprising. The Ashley Madison hack is starting to sound more like an episode of Scandal – except it’s real.
Thousands of cheating spouses working in the highest quarters of the U.S. government have been identified today in a major global hack of adultery dating site Ashley Madison.
Users of the infidelity site were sent scrambling to control the damage – and save their marriages – after hackers exposed them and dumped 9.7 gigabytes of personal data about the controversial seduction forum used by 37 million worldwide.
Names, ages, addresses, phone numbers, credit card details and detailed sexual fantasies have been leaked.
15,000 users have been found to be registered under .gov and .mil email addresses – the official domain names of the American military and government. Other institutions rocked by the leaks include famed educational institutions like Harvard and Yale, and global bodies such as the Vatican and the UN.
The website has long boasted about their D.C. recruits – claiming 59,000 residents are currently members. The district has had the highest number of registrations across America for the last three years.
Many of the leaked profiles show how users were sharing their political beliefs in a bids to entice like-minded potential lovers. Profiles come entitled, ‘a Democrat who loves to kiss’ or ‘Staunchly Non-Republican but otherwise very open-minded’, according to the Washington Post
However, those thousands who hoped their public profile would be limited to their broad political beliefs were given a rude awakening this morning.
A file entitled ‘Time’s Up!’ was posted on the dark web by a group of hackers dubbing themselves ‘Impact Team’ who said they wanted to expose the globe’s ‘cheating dirtbags’.
The group has been threatening Avid Life Media with the information for some weeks – leaking small amounts as they went.
Read more: Daily Mail