Ashley Madison Gets More Subscribers After Site Hack
With numerous celebrities and officials getting exposed after hackers leaked the names of millions of a its members, one would think that the cheating site was on its way out. But in a weird twist of events, even more people are signing up looking for extramarital affairs — even seeing how poorly things have gone for the members who have been exposed.
Ashley Madison isn’t going away.
The adultery-encouraging site certainly suffered a setback when millions of its alleged users’ identities were released by hackers last month. However, in a statement released Monday by parent company Avid Life Media, the company said, “Recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of Ashley Madison are greatly exaggerated.”
“The company continues its day-to-day operations even as it deals with the theft of its private data by criminal hackers,” the statement continued. “Despite having our business and customers attacked, we are growing.”
According to this release, “hundreds of thousands of new users signed up for the Ashley Madison platform” in this past week alone, “including 87,596 women.”
Yes, women—real women, not bots or men pretending to be women—are joining Ashley Madison, per this press release.
The site refutes reports claiming there are very few active female users. (One reporter has also revised her estimate of how many women are on the site, explaining she originally “arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence.”)
According to Avid Life Media’s statistics, the ratio of paying male members to active female members is 1.2 to 1.
The company is definitely trying to spin it into something positive…but it sounds to us like the golddigger-brigade found out there’s a lot of married money camping out on the site looking for side pieces and they signed up in droves.