While the Ashley Madison list of names isn’t getting the 10 million or more searches on Google that Google’s Trends list reported Bryce Williams received on Wednesday, August 26, the Ashley Madison list isn’t completely forgotten. According to Google’s hot trends list, the search term “Ashley Madison list” and “Ashley Madison list search” and related searches received more than 500,000 searches that same day.
However, those who have had their names and personally identifying information leaked via the Ashley Madison lists circulating around the web and being pulled down in some instances might be relieved to know that the focus is changing. As reported by the Inquisitr, very interesting revelations about Ashley Madison head Noel Biderman are being revealed by his leaked emails. Those same emails suggest that the man who proclaimed faithfulness to his wife, Amanda, may have cheated with as many as nine women and allegedly used his Established Men website to find new paramours.
“Only 1,492 of the women in the database had ever checked their messages on the site. That’s compared with more than 20 million men. Only 2,409 of the women had ever used the site’s chat function, versus more than 11 million men. Only 9,700 women had ever responded to a message from another person on the site, versus almost 6 million men.”
As reported by Business Insider, not a whole lot of women used Ashley Madison actively. The data suggested that mere thousands of women checked and/or returned email exchanges, as opposed to the millions of men who seemed active on the site. This means that although the presence of a name on a random Ashley Madison list floating around the web might look damning at first — chances are it indicates that many male users likely signed up, looked around, and then abandoned the website.
Even husbands whose names are appearing on the Ashley Madison list, as reported by NPR, have been able to explain to their wives that sometimes it truly is a matter of their email addresses being harvested or used by someone else, especially if they enjoy a popular email address with a common name. In that particular instance, as detailed on NPR, the wife knew it wasn’t her husband’s style to cheat in that manner.
Nevertheless, the Ashley Madison hackers — dubbed the Impact Team — could be staring at plenty of criminal charges if they are ever revealed, reports CBC News, noting the illegality of hacking Ashley Madison and making the lists available worldwide across the web.
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