last year a hacking team released the details of the 35 million members of adulterous dating site Ashley Madison in one of the biggest data breaches ever seen.
The result was, what divorce lawyers were calling ‘Christmas in September’, after the leak saw hundreds of relationships torn apart.
The hack even lead to several reports of suicides of members of the site who struggled to face life after their exposure, according to the dailymail
An anonymous victim known as “Jim”, from Idaho, discovered his wife and mother of his five kids was using Ashley Madison — and had had six affairs. They are now divorced.
“I threw up. It’s stuff you can never un-know, never un-see. There was a video someone sent me and it was her having sex,” he said.
“I have kids. I did not want to raise them up with a broken home. I felt like it was my fault. I felt responsible.
“I just tried talking to her and explaining, ‘You know I love you. We have five kids, let’s not destroy this family’. It took a long time before I stopped getting nauseous. I had to physically withdraw from Ashley Madison until the hack. That was a good day.”