Last week’s revelation that the Ashley Madison website had been hacked certainly piqued interest.
We know it’s wrong and immoral to hack into computers and steal information. We’d be irate if our personal info was stolen from, say, a department store website. Yet, the voyeur within us wants to know if someone we know (or someone famous) is on this list, right? Is that appetite for details wrong?
The website – – whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair” – – is marketed to people looking for extramarital relationships. It purports to have about 39 million members – – 35 million of whom may have had their identities revealed.
Toronto police say they have received two unconfirmed reports of suicides related to the hacking of cheating website Ashley Madison, which they call one of the largest data breaches in the world. Toronto-based Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison, says the company is co-operating with the police investigation.
Today’s question is, “Could you be the one to break it to a friend that their spouse is cheating on them?” Looking forward to your comments, as always…