Ashley Madison swears it's doing just fine after that massive hack

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Infidelity website Ashley Madison wants you to know it's doing just fine, okay? That massive data breach exposing account information of the site's 37 million users is totally old news. Avid Life Media, Ashley Madison's parent company, touted the website's recent growth in a blog post Monday:

Recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of Ashley Madison are greatly exaggerated. The company continues its day-to-day operations even as it deals with the theft of its private data by criminal hackers. Despite having our business and customers attacked, we are growing. This past week alone, hundreds of thousands of new users signed up for the Ashley Madison platform — including 87,596 women. [Avid Life Media]

In particular, the company took issue with a Gizmodo report asserting that virtually no real women used the site and calling Ashley Madison "a science-fictional future where every woman on Earth is dead, and some Dilbert-like engineer has replaced them with badly-designed robots."

Avid Life Media CEO Noel Biderman stepped down Friday in a move the company said was in its best interest. Canadian police are reportedly investigating potential cases of extortion, hate crimes, and suicides linked to the data breach.

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