What makes matters even worse, many of these "would-be philanderers" used their real names and work emails, and that is not all — as it turns out that many of them work in US government structures.
"America. We used to bestride the world like a colossus, a leader among nations, smarter, faster, braver, more forward-thinking than our rivals… But now? We're a nation of losers, mouth-breathing, couch-potato, hands-down-our-pants dolts. We're an embarrassment, and in the wake of Tuesday's revelation, we should all be sent to our rooms with no electronics," American writer and television producer Jennifer Weiner emphasized.
#ashleymadisonhack 15,000 of the e-mail addresses are hosted by US government and military servers using the.gov and.mil domains.— John Campbell (@whoisjohngalt) 19 августа 2015
The Ashley Madison website appears to have up to 15,000 profiles of individuals from the US government and the Pentagon. Needless to say, many millions of people have been seriously affected by the leak.
"Right now, I don't care about cheaters in general. I care about the ones whose lifestyles I'm funding. According to The Washington Post, the capital has the highest rate of membership for the site of any American city. A number of those caught up in the hack work at the Department of Justice and — #irony — the National Security Agency," Weiner remarked.
"Maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise that D.C. is full of cheaters, but why, oh why, did it have to be full of stupid cheaters, cheaters too lazy and incurious to go to Gmail.com before they cheated?" she added.
it concerns me that people who are stupid enough to use their U.S. army email addresses for Ashley Madison are also allowed to hold guns— Lex (@lexcanroar) 20 августа 2015
However, what prompts growing concerns is that the government and military officials who are "stupid" enough to use their real names and email addresses for Ashley Madison and wasting American taxpayer money on their controversial life style, are at the same time holding the "fate of the world" in their hands.