Avid Life Media has confirmed that it was targeted via a hack attack, in what it now labels as being an act of "cyber-terrorism." The company runs multiple sites, including Ashley Madison - tagline: "Life is short.Have an affair." - which bills itself as a dating service designed for married people, as well as the single people who want to meet them; the Established Men dating site, which promises to connect "young, beautiful women with successful men"; and Cougar Life.com, which caters to older, more career-oriented women who seek younger men.And while the word “honest” was seen as positive for women - with 13 per cent saying this is a key trait in a partner - “trust” or “trustworthy” wasn’t.Terms including “humorous”, “intelligent”, “romance” and “affectionate” were also winners for both genders.
The breach is a reminder that hackers can potentially expose not only the information that people share, but also the identities of those with whom they've shared it. A hacking outfit billing itself as "The Impact Team" has threatened to release "all customer information databases, source code repositories, financial records, emails" tied to Ashley Madison.
Separate studies have also found that exaggerating apparently positive traits online is highly common.
Researchers have coined this behaviour: “profile as promise”.
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This means that Mariana contracted the disease from a third party, and identifying that person is nearly impossible.