Some 37 million people around the world subscribe to the adultery service Ashley Madison.
Just two were outed on an infidelity blog after a hacker group calling itself Impact Team broke into the online matchmaker’s files and threatened to release customer names and intimate details about their sexual inclinations.
One was an American man from Brockton, a city in Plymouth County, Mass., with a population of just over 94,000.
” reads his alleged profile posted on the infidelity blog.
The hookup hackstorm began in March when Adult Friend Finder was similarly attacked, revealing the sexual preferences, fetishes and dirty secrets of more than 3.5 million people worldwide.
As for Ashley Madison, the company has been a hotbed of controversy since its launch in 2001.
He said he joined Ashley in 2010, stayed on for “two to three years,” then used the website’s “paid delete” option to have his profile removed for $19. There are viral stories about couples whose marriages have been ruined after panicked cheaters confessed for fear they could be outed online.
“I haven’t been on the site in a long, long time,” he said, adding he never expected something like a security breach to occur. Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman, whose company tagline is “Life is short.
Have an affair,” has characterized the hack as an “act of cyber-terrorism.” The man from Brockton — username Heavy 73 — had a “list of fantasies” that included “cuddling and hugging” and “likes to go slow.” Hackers leaked the information to show the kind of dirt they’ve gathered. Making sure that you are comfortable with me, should I be so fortunate to hold your attention and making sure I take the role of discretion to an artform.
I mean, isn’t this why we are here, to be as discreet as possible?
In an exclusive interview with the Toronto Sun, the Mississauga man said he looked, but never cheated.
“Sometimes, you’re just curious, looking for friends, but then it doesn’t necessarily appeal to you,” he said while standing on his front porch. He was clearly shocked and looked panicked while talking about the impact the release of his name has had on his life.