Ashley Madison Was Hacked: Good or Bad?


Ashley Madison is the biggest known website that encourages cheating. It got hacked a few days ago by a team of hackers allegedly called The Impact Team. Hackers exposed nearly 10GB of personally-identifiable information of cheaters online. That’s almost 36 million Ashley Madison accounts which include their username, complete name, email address, password, credit card information, street name, and phone number.

According to rumors, The Impact Team initially threatened Ashley Madison to reveal their database unless they want to take down their website. Avid Life Media, Ashley Madison’s parent company, declined the demand of the hacking team – and the rest is history.

According to reports, more than 15,000 leaked email addresses are hosted on US government and military email servers.  Also, a bunch of email addresses that appear to belong to British government employees or officials are posted online by one Twitter user .

That’s an advanced Thanksgiving Day for divorce lawyers. I can only imagine cheaters having a terrible time now. Instead of counting sheep every night, they must be counting ways on how to bail out. Allegedly, 1200-plus accounts are from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Some heads will roll on the floor soon. FBI is still investigating.

Being in the online world for more than a decade, I’ve seen a gazillion ways on how to make a serious amount of money online. You don’t see me talking much about my digital marketing business on my Facebook page because the Philippines isn’t my target market.

If there’s one thing I would suggest in this article, it is setting moral and ethical standards even before you venture in an online business. If you won’t, you might wake up one day doing morally unacceptable projects such as writing articles for adult-oriented websites or promoting illegal drugs on social media. Speaking from experience, I’ve politely turned down 7-figure worth of content writing projects that aim to promote illegal drugs and adult-oriented topics.

To make money isn’t my ultimate goal in doing and creating businesses. What would I do if I had all the money in the world? When I establish my goals in setting up a business, those goals must have an eternal value for my customers. In my content writing business, my goal is not to help them not to have blank websites. My goal is to take care of their business website’s content writing needs that will make their readers come back for more and for search engines to love their website to get a higher search-ability on Google. Had I accepted unethical and morally unacceptable projects, I would have been 10 times richer than now. But what good would I get from being richer if I took part in helping businesses that do nothing but destroy the lives and relationships of people?

There are better ways to do business. There’s more to life than earning money.

Jaycee De Guzman

Jaycee De Guzman

I have helped thousands of Filipinos trade independently and invest profitably through the Equilyst Analytics, Inc. I have also helped hundreds of SMEs and Fortune 500 companies build and boost their online presence through iPresence Digital Marketing, Inc. Read my About Me page.
Jaycee De Guzman

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