A year later, after intensive investigation into the Ashley Madison hack, the identity of the Ashley Madison criminal hackers is still unknown.
Once inside Ashley Madison, the investigators speculate that the Ashley Madison hackers covered their tracks through a sophisticated hacking method that allowed them to erase log-ins and evade and override detection technology safeguards.
READ MORE: * Garner: The important lesson Ashley Madison leaks taught us * Kiwi email addresses exposed by hackers' Ashley Madison data * Sex, lies - and the mystery of Ashley Madison The site claims it has over 50 million users since being founded 15 years ago, up 50 per cent since the hack."We're back, we're excited and our opportunities are significant," Keable told The New York Post. The hackers suggested up to 95 per cent of users were male.
He went on to say that the news around the hack helped drive business."In the summer of 2015 we experienced unprecedented media coverage of our business." A group called the Impact Team posted a 30-day warning to Ashley Madison's then-parent company Avid Life Media to close the site down in July 2015. Tech site claimed the site was populated with more than 70,000 bots pretending to be female users and contacting hopeful men.
But Keable says the company does not use fake profiles now."We shut down bots in the USA and Canada in 2014 and in Australia in early 2015.
Ashley Madison, the world’s most open-minded online dating site, has been in the news since July 2015 when Ashley Madison was the victim of a criminal hack.
While over 20 million male customers had checked their inboxes at least once, only 1,492 women had, Newitz found.