AshleyMadison.com is a website that promotes cheating by allowing members to cheat on their partners. Roughly a month ago, the site was hacked and two of the users from the site were leaked by the hackers, along with a bunch of other links that contained thousands of AshleyMadison usernames. The hackers have threatened to release member information if Avid Life Media (the company that runs AshleyMadison.com) did not take down the website. To date, the hacking incident is still at a standstill.
Another article is gaining attention about the hacking incident and is titled Why This Divorce Attorney Wants Ashley Madison’s Member Information Leaked (And It’s Not What You Think). According to Huffington Post, Jason Levoy is a lawyer who spent his time monitoring the forum comments about the hacking. He also took issue with those who assumed that divorce attorneys were going after the information (roughly 38 million members) to be released.
This basically meant that it was easy money for the divorce attorneys scouring for the member information, but James Levoy had another reason and it was outside the realm of being a money-hungry divorce attorney. His reasoning sounded more along the lines of what a couple counselor might say about the incident.
According to Levoy, the exposed data would force couples to talk about why the cheating happened and the husband and wife could talk about why the union was compromised. They would eventually be able to pinpoint the reason why the husband or the wife signed up with AshleyMadison.com. The second reason being those involved would have to make a choice. It was either to ask forgiveness and a second chance, or to break up with their current partner. Either way, the cheater ends up being exposed and real feelings are often brought up.
Read more about it here.
What do you think? Is it a good thing because relationships will be saved if the information becomes available? Or perhaps it is a good thing, because cheated-upon partners will finally know the truth and not have to be living in a lie?