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September 1, 2015

New users flock to Ashley Madison adultery site following hack

Business apparently going well, with a reported 87,596 female users joining the site following the hack.

By CBR Staff Writer

Ashely Madison is now claiming that its business is going well despite the infamous hacking incident, which saw details leaked of 30 million customers.

In a statement, the infidelity site said: "This past week alone, hundreds of thousands of new users signed up for the Ashley Madison platform — including 87,596 women."

The statement seeks to play down recent rumours which claimed that most women were either bots, fakes, or inactive accounts.

The website’s parent company, Canada based Avid Life Media, also said that following the hacking incident female users sent more than 2.8 million messages on the site, and the ratio of paying male members to active female members is 2 to 1.

Despite new users, the company CEO Noel Biderman last week offered to step down from his position.

The hacking incident compromised 30 million accounts and the Canadian authorities claimed that two individuals in Canada took their lives after personal details dumped online.

The company has offered a reward of CAD $500,000 ($377,000) for anyone providing information about the Ashley Madison hackers.

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