An analysis of the hacked data showed 20 million men had checked messages on Ashley Madison, compared with only 1,492 women
If one analysis of hacked data from Ashley Madison is true, the affair-seeker website promoted a lot of talk, but little action.
The news site Gizmodo said its analysis showed little if any activity from the purported 5.5 million female members of Ashley Madison, who were online with an estimated 31 million male subscribers.
The data, which was released on the “dark web” which is not readily accessible to most Internet users, suggests the vast majority of profiles of women on Ashley Madison were fake, or created by automated “bots.”
“The more I examined those 5.5 million female profiles, the more obvious it became that none of them had ever talked to men on the site, or even used the site at all after creating a profile,” editor Annalee Newitz wrote Wednesday.
The data showed 20 million men had checked messages on Ashley Madison, compared with only 1,492 women. For the chat system, 11 million men logged on but only 2,409 women did so, Gizmodo found.
The Gizmodo team also found that many of the IP addresses for females could be traced back to Ashley Madison itself and that the most popular female last name in the database was “an extremely unusual one, which matched the name of a woman who worked at the company about 10 years ago.”
The report said that because women did not…