You may have seen it in the headlines: Ashley Madison—a site that bills itself as “an online personals and dating destination for casual encounters, married dating, discreet encounters and extramarital affairs”—was hacked. Hackers threatened to release the private information of its 37 million unsatisfied customers. That means millions of people around the world could soon find out their spouse has been cheating on them. Divorce lawyers everywhere are rejoicing.
“We apologize for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information,” the company said in a statement. “We have always had the confidentiality of our customers’ information foremost in our minds, and have had stringent security measures in place, including working with leading IT vendors from around the world.” So much for privacy. Then again, evangelist Franklin Graham points to the Numbers 32:23: “Be sure your sin will find you out.” MORE