If you're the type of person who actively tries to avoid scandalous news stories, then you may not have heard the entire story about the hack on an infamous website called Ashley Madison. The site, as some of our Garner readers know, is a dating website geared toward married people, helping them to commit adultery without their spouses knowing about it.
But when the site was hacked recently, millions of user names and email addresses were leaked on the Internet, giving anyone with access to a search engine the means to see if their friends, family members or significant others were users on the site. In some cases, such as the one showcased by NPR this month, email addresses were stolen and used on the site, making it look like someone was cheating when they weren't. But in many other cases, such as the ones mentioned by a CNN Money article, salacious activities were confirmed, giving way to the possibility of divorce.