Oh boy. It’s not that I’m loving this or anything, but it turns out that someone hacked Ashley Madison, the infamous cheater’s website that blatantly advertises in the faces of nervous wives everywhere.
You know. The one that literally GUARANTEES anonymity to it’s so-called “users” (quite a fitting moniker in this case, IMO).
Not only that, but the hacker was so kind as to post the personal information of some of the patrons of the highly-trafficked cheater’s site on the web today.
OH! And, the hackers are threatening to release ALL of the site’s sensitive info, including the SEXUAL FANTASIES OF ITS MEMBERS.
So, how many of you are crapping your pants right now?
Anyhoo, it seems to me that this hacker might have been sent by my girl Karma. 🙂 I’m just saying.
Of course cheating spouses is nothing new – it’s been happening since the beginning fo time. I mean forever. I’d go over a bunch of historic instances with you, but let’s use one that shouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings today – my husband’s cousin Marilyn was believed to have been involved with a very married president, if anyone knows their fairly recent history.
But back to the story – this isn’t the first time in recent months that online debauchery has been exposed. Oh no, don’t you remember back in May when the Adult Friend Finder site got hacked?
The hacker or hackers also posted a manifesto alongside the data, accusing Avid Life Media of lying to its customers about a $19 service that would scrub all of their personal information from its data bases, saying that the data doesn’t actually go away, Krebs says.
Plus, the AP notes, “the hackers say that if Avid Life does not take its Ashley Madison and Established Men sites offline, it will release all of the company’s information — including customer records, nude photos, sexual desires, online conversations, matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, along with employee documents and emails — according to a screen capture of the hackers’ manifesto posted by Krebs.”
I’m just guessing that some of these hackers had their lives ruined by these kinds of sites. You think so?
Also, the parent company released a statement Monday morning saying that it has fixed the issues and that their customers’ data won’t be further compromised.
“We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act,” the company’s statement reads. “Any and all parties responsible for this act of cyber-terrorism will be held responsible.”
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m secretly kind of pleased by this development. Not that hacking is EVER okay, mind you. But sometimes, karma makes a worthy bitch her bitch. Or a whole bunch of em.
Thoughts? Comments? Concerns? Things you wanna talk about? Let’s discuss it. Hit the comments section, below – I want to hear what you think about this one.
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
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