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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
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Aug 21, 2015 10:32 pm

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




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.


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