Notorious Cheating Website Ashley Madison Penetrated By Hackers, Customers Exposed*

It sounded like such a good idea at the time… Give a website your personal information and have them connect you to other married people looking to have an extramarital affair. What could possibly go wrong? Wellll…

NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, says it was hacked and that the personal information of some of its users was posted online.

Toronto-based Avid Life Media Inc. says it has had the hackers’ posts, which included personal information, taken down and has hired a technology security firm. The company and law enforcement are investigating.

The breach was first reported late Sunday by Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security, a website that focuses on cybersecurity.

Avid Life, which also operates matchmaking websites under the CougarLife and Established Men brands, says it has 40 million members around the world.

Right now, it’s not clear how many names were leaked but it’s obvious there’s a whole lot of anxious men and women wondering just how completely screwed they are (and not in the way they were hoping for).

Just as a side note, the fact that Ashley Madison even exists and has 40 million members should have been used as evidence in the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality that the “sanctity of marriage” that babbling Bible-humpers are always going on about is a complete farce. And you’ll notice that Republicans don’t seem to be holding nonstop congressional hearings about a company that literally encourages people to break their marriage vows.

But we here at Addicting Info aren’t exactly in the business of judging other people’s sex lives. You want to cheat on your wife or husband? It’s really none of our business, even if you’re a public figure.

Unless, of course, you’re a public figure that moralizes about other people’s sex lives like pretty much every single Republican in the last 50 years and the meat puppets at Fox News. 

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the leaked information to see if any familiar names pop up. You’d think a public figure wouldn’t be stupid enough to ahem… expose themselves this way, but if history tells us anything, more than a few careers are about to be derailed. 

Stay tuned.

*As for the title? Sorry, not sorry.