Rabat - A large cache of data stolen by hackers from AshleyMadison.com, a website specializing in extramarital affairs, revealed that Moroccans are the Arab World’s biggest users of the website after Saudis.
Rabat – A large cache of data stolen by hackers from AshleyMadison.com, a website specializing in extramarital affairs, revealed that Moroccans are the Arab World’s biggest users of the website after Saudis.
On Wednesday, an individual or group claiming to have completely compromised the company’s user databases, financial records and other proprietary information, posted sensitive customer information obtained from AshleyMadison.com online.
A report by Al Arabya said that among Arab countries, over 999 users registered with the site had used Moroccan email addresses ending in the .ma suffix.
Saudis topped the list of users from Arab countries with over 1,230 users, followed by Moroccans.
The third largest users of the cheating website were from Bahrain (730), followed by Jordanians (685) while Lebanese ranking 5th with over 359 users.
Iraqis seemed to be the least interested in pursuing an extramarital affair, with only 33 addresses registered.
Still, these figures do not seem accurate as one analysis of email addresses found in the data dump also shows that some 15,000 are .mil. or .gov addresses.
The leaked data contains files which appear to include account details and log-ins for some 32 million users of the social networking site, which is touted as the premier site for married individuals seeking partners for extramarital affairs.
Chief Executive of Avid Life Media (ALM), the Toronto-based firm that owns AshleyMadison, Noel Biderman confirmed that the site had been hacked.
He said the company was “working diligently and feverishly” to protect ALM’s intellectual property.
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