Ashley Madison, the website dedicated to find partners in order to have an extramartial affair, was hacked a little bit of time ago and the information of it's users have been released to the public. Who do you think is in the wrong here?
I'm glad to see the cheaters get their comeuppance, but something that irritates me is the fact that the hackers tried to deny personal accountability for their actions (in their public release note, they told the users to blame the owners of Ashley Madison for failing them, and not the hackers themselves for cracking their security and stealing the information). That's like pointing a gun to someone's head and saying, "Don't blame me for pulling this trigger." If I were a hacker, at least I would be honest about what I am and what I did.
Anyway, what are your thoughts?
- A - Good. Serves the cheaters right.35% (12)45% (14)40% (26)Vote
- B - The hackers are wrong. What people choose to do, no matter how bad, is always their personal right.12% (4)32% (10)22% (14)Vote
- C - The creators of the website are wrong.6% (2)3% (1)5% (3)Vote
- D - The creators of the website, the users, and the hackers are all wrong.44% (15)10% (3)28% (18)Vote
- E - Other3% (1)10% (3)5% (4)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
First I dislike cheaters with a passion. I don't feel sorry for them and I am ecstatic that they were outed. I think they're spouses should hold off on the divorce until the lawsuit settlement money comes in and then hit they're adultering partner twice in the divorce!
Second I've know about this site since 2001 when it first appeared. Oddly enough they were one of the advertisements shown during commercial breaks for the show "Cheaters". The site disgusted me to no end. As a business major I find it genius to bank on the immoral conduct of others. It wouldn't be the first time a company has done it.
Third the hackers are definitely wrong. I don't even think the reason they gave for hacking Ashley Madison is even the real reason. People laughed when hackers released the SSN and personal information of wealthy people a few years back, but when regular people are attacked you hear more of an outcry. Hacking for such purposes is wrong. They need to do some good like taking down ISIS, and websites on the deep web that engage in pedophilia and other stuff I can't mention or my post will be taken down.
In short everyone is wrong.0
Most Helpful Guy
Sites are hacked every day, so I don't think the creators of the site are in the wrong for having an imperfect security system... and I'm glad that the cheaters were exposed, it's not fair to their partners.
Overall, I'm just baffled that such an immoral business was able to thrive that well.2