That’s despite a July 2015 data breach that exposed the names, addresses and sexual preferences of countless adulterers — sending subscribers fleeing and bringing Ashley Madison’s parent company, Avid Life Media, to its knees.
“We’re back, we’re excited and our opportunities are significant,” says Paul Keable, VP of communications for the site’s new corporate parent, Ruby Life.
Ashley Madison is back — and this time it’s dumping a new kind of data.
Not only is the disgraced hookup site for cheating spouses mounting a comeback, it’s claiming some hard-to-believe numbers when it comes to new users — upwards of 400,000 a month worldwide, a company spokesman told The Post.
Ashley Madison claims it has now signed up a total of 52.7 million users since its founding 15 years ago.
That’s up a whopping 50 percent from the 36 million it claimed a little less than two years ago at the time of the cyberattack from “The Impact Team” hacking group.
The site had apparently created its first fembot—Sensuous Kitten—as early as 2002.
Former chief executive Noel Biderman stepped down after the leak.
Executives for Avid Life Media, the parent company of the extramarital affairs, admitted to being investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the use of fembots in an interview with Reuters.
Nevertheless, Ashley Madison is less than forthcoming when asked how many of those who signed up are still using the site — much less paying to use it.
“We don’t divulge active member numbers for competitive reasons,” Keable says.
I didn't respond to emails or look at everyone's private photos. That said, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy the site was to use.
Given its emphasis on sex, I was also surprised by how respectful and NOT pornographic everyone was.
After a massive data breach in August 2015, which exposed the personal information of 37 million users, it was revealed that men were disproportionately more active on the site than women. In addition, more than 70,000 of the site’s female users were allegedly fembots, Annalee Newitz of Gizmodo reported.