99% Of Women Profiles On Ashley Madison Were Fake



/ 2 years ago

TO GO WITH AFP STORY LIFESTYLE-HONG KONG-INTERNET-SEX, FOCUS by Aaron Tam This photo illustration taken on August 20, 2013 shows the homepage of the Ashley Madison dating website displayed on a laptop in Hong Kong. The founder of a dating service promoting adultery is setting his sights on China's cheating hearts after a controversial launch in Hong Kong. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Oh, well I am not surprised but here we go, the well reported data breach on dating website Ashley Madison has exposed a wealth of information including a huge proportion of fake profiles.

Impact Team who were the group behind the hack, announced that it was releasing the information in part because Ashley Madison had duped consumers over the male to female account ratio on its website. At the time, the hackers claimed that 90-95% of the accounts on Ashley Madison were male with “thousands” of fake female profiles. It turns out the group were correct but underestimated the figures ever so slightly.

After careful scrutiny of the data in order to verify that 5.5 million female accounts were indeed fake, the information reveals that many accounts were created with a single localhost IP of 127.0.0.1. This was along with thousands of accounts which listed AshleyMadison.com email address as their primary contact point including organized accounts which stated [email protected], [email protected] and so on.

Another piece of information which is certainly revealing conveys the last log in date a user has checked their inbox, this data is logged by the site even if the user only checks it once. It reveals a huge 20,269,675 men checked their messages while only 1492 woman viewed their inbox. Well, just look at those odds, even Ray Winstone cannot market this appealingly for Bet 365.

I do feel these sites offer the majority a false sense of possibility with reality far less forgiving; it conveys the level of information which can be harvested by third parties if not stored correctly. The irony to all this is that Ashley Madison offered a platform where people could cheat on their other half which is deplorable, yet far less possible than previously thought considering the number of fake profiles.

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19 Responses to “99% Of Women Profiles On Ashley Madison Were Fake”
  1. Predreus says:

    So it comes down to less that 2000 active female users, and the rest of the female population all fake accounts set up by Ashley Madison, isn’t there room for a class action lawsuit here?

  2. Predreus says:

    So it comes down to less that 2000 active female users, and the rest of the female population all fake accounts set up by Ashley Madison, isn’t there room for a class action lawsuit here?

  3. Predreus says:

    So it comes down to less that 2000 active female users, and the rest of the female population all fake accounts set up by Ashley Madison, isn’t there room for a class action lawsuit here?

    • Jordan Durose says:

      ironic like ten thousand spoons on your wedding day

    • Occams says:

      Your phony profile – complete with Ashley Madison-like pic, was reported to Disqus

      • BCXL says:

        I guarantee you that Ms. Goog Le’ Home is in fact a genuine and authentic profile. Just yesterday I got a message from her. Turns out she lives in my village and is feeling horny. We’re gonna hook up for a night of steamy extra marital “hardcore action” just as soon as i pay my subscription fee. Gotta go, my wife’s just walked in the front d

      • BCXL says:

        I guarantee you that Ms. Goog Le’ Home is in fact a genuine and authentic profile. Just yesterday I got a message from her. Turns out she lives in my village and is feeling horny. We’re gonna hook up for a night of steamy extra marital “hardcore action” just as soon as i pay my subscription fee. Gotta go, my wife’s just walked in the front d

      • BCXL says:

        I guarantee you that Ms. Goog Le’ Home is in fact a genuine and authentic profile. Just yesterday I got a message from her. Turns out she lives in my village and is feeling horny. We’re gonna hook up for a night of steamy extra marital “hardcore action” just as soon as i pay my subscription fee. Gotta go, my wife’s just walked in the front d

  4. Jim Rayner says:

    What they do is make fake accounts, “girls” send you messages, cant read message until you pay for the site, realize the messages are all junk sites. Some sites will actually take over real women and send fake messages (even when they are real members). Hell I even have a friend in the third world who actually got paid to make these fake messages.

    20 million men got robbed, that should be the real story.

    • Paulina Morales says:

      It was their own fault though. They KNEW what that site was. They got a message and they gambled their money AND relationships for a cheat. Sooo yeah, it’s all their fault for being unfaithful, really…

  5. kingemocut says:

    i hope this is satire. seriously, every computer has the localhost of 127.0.01

  6. Occams says:

    Of course they were. Adult Friend Finder was another that is now gone, where virtually EVERY female profile was using some readily available chick’s pic from the internet.

    Women – attractive women – don’t need to go online. They can walk outside and whistle.

    On the flip side, showing the US’s desperation to start WW3, Biden’s son, outed, has claimed ‘Russia’ as ‘responsible’.

    What dangerous morons.

  7. Hp B says:

    In other words it’s an all-American phony baloney web site.

  8. BellsNwhistles says:

    Behind every capitalist there is a trick, a gimmick or outright lie. Never sell using quality, the system does not allow that.

  9. BellsNwhistles says:

    Behind every capitalist there is a trick, a gimmick or outright lie. Never sell using quality, the system does not allow that.

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