Ashley Madison is a dating website that can never escape its seedy reputation.
With a tagline like "Life is short. Have an affair," it comes as no surprise that since its inception in 2001, the dating website for married people seeking affairs has been marked by controversy.
And no bigger controversy has hit the infidelity site like the 2015 hacking saga, a scandal reexamined in Hulu's new three-part docuseries The Ashley Madison Affair which is available to watch on Disney+ in Australia.
The documentary features interviews with some of Ashley Madison's subscribers who were caught up in the data leak. In 2015, hackers released the names, addresses, messages, and even nude photos of an estimated 32 million users.
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The hackers went by the alias the 'Impact Team' who contacted parent company, Avid Life Media, and threatened to expose the users' identities if Ashley Madison did not shut down. This didn't happen prompting all the data to be leaked, along with thousands of emails from Ashley Madison CEO, Noel Biderman.