Ashley Madison Hackers Leak Information
Recently, a group called the Impact Team hacked into ashleymadison.com, a matchmaking site for those looking to have extramarital affairs, and publicly posted private customer data. The impact Team has been threatening Ashley Madison with this action unless they took down their site which perpetuates infidelity. As a result, individuals are not only being outed for their infidelity but also for their sexual orientation. In many countries where being gay is considered a crime this is a big issue.
I don’t think cheating is “right”, but I do think people have the right to cheat. Ashley Madison has capitalized on this idea and obviously this really upsets people. Yes, it perpetuates infidelity, which is commonly believed to be unethical behavior in America, but I don’t think this gives a group like the Impact Team any right to do what they have done. Just because someone is a cheater doesn’t mean they deserve to have all their personal information displayed. This puts not only individuals at risk but families as well. It is not a random group’s right to decide what the punishment should be for infidelity.
What do you think?