WASHINGTON (TIP): They came from the UN and the Vatican, from Boeing and Bank of America, from the department of justice and the department of homeland security, and even from the state department and the White House.
Some 10,000 email addresses from among the nearly 37 million accounts of possible adulterers that have been leaked by hackers this week come from US government and military domains (.gov and .mil), and thousands more from international organizations, big corporations, multinationals, and even countries as distant as India and Australia. Across the world, those who signed on to Ashley Madison, a website that cheerfully promoted infidelity for its members, are sweating bullets, even as those on the sidelines are enjoying the spectacle of the leak and its fall-out with merry memes on social media. Among them, on the revelation that Washington DC had the highest rate of membership — “Why? They are already screwing the whole world.”
And in a spoof on the website’s promotional slogan ‘Life is Short. Have an Affair’— “Life is short; hire an attorney.” Indeed, divorce lawyers maybe the only ones laughing all the way to the bank as millions of licentious individuals, mostly men, are cringing at the prospect of being exposed, shamed, and even blackmailed— compounded by the fear and anxiety of being confronted by spouses. As they had threatened some weeks ago, hacker or hackers acting under the title ‘The Impact Team’ has posted some 10 GB of data showing the profile of every user, including their name, date of birth, address, phone number, username and email address.
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