Ashley Madison: Site Is ‘Still Growing,’ Despite Hack

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The Ashley Madison website could be proof that there really is no such thing as bad publicity.

The adultery site says new users are flocking to use its service, despite an infamous hacking scandal.

Instead of being hurt by hackers publishing the private information of its more than 30 million members, the infidelity site released a statement Monday that emphasizes new growth.

“This past week alone, hundreds of thousands of new users signed up for the Ashley Madison platform—including 87,596 women,” the statement read, the last portion a response to reports that almost all the women on Ashley Madison are either bots, fakes, or inactive accounts.

The site’s parent company, Avid Life Media, also said that women sent more than 2.8 million messages on the Ashley Madison platform in the last week, and that the ratio of paying male members to active female members is 1.2 to 1.

The company didn’t offer any more details on the announcement last week, however, that CEO Noel Biderman had tendered his resignation. It also didn’t disclose whether it would still pursue an IPO, as it was rumored earlier this year.

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