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Divorce lawyers could be busy following Ashley Madison data dump

It looks like people are calling divorce lawyers after Ashley Madison data dump.

Published Fri, Aug 21 2015 5:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

It looks like spouses are calling divorce lawyers after finding potentially unfaithful partners listed as members of Ashley Madison.

Divorce lawyers could be busy following Ashley Madison data dump | TweakTown.com

A report published by The Times indicates relationship counseling services and divorce lawyers have seen an uptick in phone calls and correspondence from angry spouses. After 33 million members were exposed, it's likely a similar trend is likely to happen in the United States and elsewhere in the world - as more people search the database.

The data dump has created "lots of difficult emotions" for partners finding spouses in the Ashley Madison data dump, said Denise Knowles, a counselor at Relate counseling service, told The Times.

There could be a significant level of fallout from the data dump, as many government and military email addresses were discovered. Some personnel could face charges - while others could have their security clearances pulled - with members in other parts of the world afraid of physical violence or capital charges.

Avid Life Media, while dealing with a nasty PR nightmare, also could face a financial mess if users choose to sue.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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