Originally published in 2015
Why would people join now?
Whether or not the new 43,000,000+ membership number is real, cybersecurity experts say they are not surprised that people would join after the attack, even though members’ identities were revealed on the Internet, and the company has still not explained what happened.
“By nature of the service still being available, people have likely justified to themselves that the issue was fixed,” said Daniel Lance of Archer Security Group.
“This is anecdotal but I spoke to somebody and they said to me that they were joining Ashley Madison because it was more secure now,” said Patrick Malcolm with NetRunner Inc, as quoted in The Globe and Mail.