Ashley Madison Claims To Have 50% More Members Since Data Hack

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Ashley Madison says it has 50% more members than two years ago, when it suffered its infamous hack attack.

In an interview with the New York Post, the VP of communications for Ruby – the rebranded Avid Life Media and owner of Ashley Madison – said it was seeing upwards of 400,000 worldwide users signing up monthly.

This growth puts its total user base at 52.7m, over 50% higher than its total of 36m at the time of the August 2015 data breach, according to the Canadian company.

When asked about this growth, which would mean the monthly signup rate has been over 750,000, communications VP Paul Keable told the Post: “Your math is accurate. In the summer of 2015 we experienced unprecedented media coverage of our business.

“Our monthly new member account additions have not been verified by a third party, but we stand behind them.”

Towards the end of 2016, Ruby paid a $1.7m settlement to end an investigation by the FTC and State Attorneys-General into the Toronto company’s security procedures and consumer practices.

Plaintiffs in the case had originally sought $17.5m, but the remaining $15m has been suspended because of ruby’s apparent inability to pay.

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