Now that Ashley Madison, whose classy tagline is “Life is short. Have an affair.”, has been hacked and their database of private information on millions of profiles has been leaked for anyone and everyone in the world to peruse, are you ready to go there? OK, AshMad still hasn’t confirmed that this data is their data but reputable sources say it is, so let’s just say it is their data. It begs the question: Do you really want to know?
Actually it begs more questions, like, Is my husband on there? What about all my ex-boyfriends? My brother? Or even grosser, my dad? If you so desire there’s now a website that will tell you who is allegedly a client — and all you need to do is type in the email address of a suspected user, current or former.
Simply go to Ashley.cynic.al, a webpage utilizing the database created by the hacker(s) The Impact Team, and if the email address is a winner (loser?), then, well, the rest is up to you.
It’s just this easy:
So, if you really, really, really feel the need to go where many suspicious women want to go and need your curiosity sated, go ahead. Hell, you can even enter all the email addresses of everyone you know, from co-workers to, ugh, grandpas. Especially if you live in the Toronto area, where it wouldn’t be too surprising if you found at least one familiar name, as Torontonians make up nearly 223,000 of Ashley Madison’s clients, the fourth-highest total of all cities in the world (after São Paulo, New York and Sydney).
But if you do decide to go forward and check and you do find the incriminating info, you’ll have even more questions, with the biggie, “Should I confront them with it?” being at the forefront. Because if you open that door, it will only get worse from there.
So are you ready? Like, really ready? Or Is it better them not knowing you know? Or maybe the real question is, “Is it better to not know?” Whatever you decide to do, it’s not something to take lightly. Think long and hard of all the outcomes and do what feels right. That’s about the best you can do. But maybe if you do have suspicions, Ashley Madison is the least of your problems.