It isn't even a sadscape of 31 million men competing to attract those 5.5 million women in the database."Instead, it's like a science fictional future where every woman on Earth is dead, and some Dilbert-like engineer has replaced them with badly-designed robots."25 August Two people associated with the Ashley Madison hack attack have committed suicide and thousands of others have been subjected to extortion attempts and hate crimes after data from the infidelity dating site was leaked online, Toronto police say."This is not fun and games," said Toronto police Staff Superintendent Bryce Evans at a news conference yesterday.
All of these searches suggested that among the profiles, there were at least several thousand fakes.
But the really damning evidence was discovered when Gizmodo looked into when each member had last checked his or her messages.
The site discovered that approximately two-thirds of the men – 20.2 million of them – had checked into their messages at least once, whereas only 1,492 women on the entire database had ever checked their messages.
This pattern was supported by a scan of how many male and female members had engaged in chat.
Roughly 11 million men had done so compared to just 2,400 women."Overall, the picture is grim indeed," Gizmodo said.
"Out of 5.5 million female accounts, roughly zero per cent had ever shown any kind of activity at all, after the day they were created.""Ashley Madison was a far more dystopian place than anyone had realised," Newitz said."This isn't a debauched wonderland of men cheating on their wives.Almost all the female profiles on the illicit affairs dating site Ashley Madison were never used, according to a comprehensive data analysis by tech news website Gizmodo.The site ran numerous tests on stolen data leaked by hackers earlier this month and found that thousands of the profiles registered to people identifying as female appeared to be fake, and millions were never used at all.According to the site's editor-in-chief, Annalee Newitz, the evidence overwhelmingly suggests Ashley Madison "is a site where tens of millions of men write mail, chat, and spend money for women who aren't there."Early news reports in the wake of the hack suggested that 90 to 95 per cent of the female accounts were fake, but little evidence was offered to support the theory.Gizmodo undertook a huge investigation of the dumped user data to work out if there was any truth in the figure.