Infidelity is a common cause for divorce. Married couples often contact divorce lawyers to question what their legal rights are when they find their spouse is being unfaithful. In the wake of the Ashley Madison online infidelity website’s hacking, Towson divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC caution that no electronic media is truly private.
Close to 40 million users logged on to the Ashley Madison website to connect with other people interested in engaging in an extramarital affair. Though the site charges customers $19.00 to clear their personal information and claims that their service is 100% discreet, the recent hacking by a group called “The Impact Team” proves that no site is ever 100% secure. The hacker team attempted to blackmail the Canadian based Avid Life Media Corporation that owns AshelyMadison.com, saying it would publish the personal information of their clients if the company didn’t close the site down. In a statement issued from a corporate spokesperson, the hacking is being treated as a criminal act and is being investigated by Canadian law enforcement authorities and the FBI.
Industry officials are predicting that spouses checking the lists to see if they are victims of the security breach will be contacting therapists and lawyers in an effort to save or end their marriages. The phones have already started ringing across the country, and many lawyers and counselors are preparing for long hours as individuals and couples face the aftermath of the information explosion. The number of divorces resulting from the Ashley Madison breach is yet to be seen; however, the numbers of people seeking counsel and therapy are expected to decline as couples move on from the catastrophe. If nothing else, the Ashley Madison hacking is a stern reminder that no personal information is ever 100% secure on the Internet.
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