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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ashley Madison’s Females are Fembots means Human AI Sexbots coming by 2017

Remember the Ashley Madison Hack reported by a group calling themselves the Impact Team on Monday July 20th 2015 as reported in the article “Hackers of cheaters' site Ashley Madison threaten to expose user profiles”, published July 20, 2015 by Luke Westway, CNET News?

Despite committing a crime, the hackers may soon be vindicated thanks to a recent revelation; Ashley Madison, which is owned by Avid Life Media, was filled with Robots as reported in the article entitled “Report: Yep, Ashley Madison is full of Fembots”, published 26 August 2015 by Lauren Hockenson, The Next Web.  

From the very start, the hackers, who called themselves Impact Team had accused Ashley Madison of fraud. They claimed that some 90% to 95% of the female users are really robots.  In response, Ashley Madison has place a statement online via their Twitter account.

This accusation didn't surprise me initially, as I’ve long known based on the stats from Analyst Incapsula that at least 61% of the traffic online is from Bots as explained in my Geezam blog article entitled “61% of all Traffic on the Internet is generated by bots”. 

Albeit you might doubt the word of a hacker, it's good to note that back in 2013, Ashley Madison had been sued by a former employee Doriana Silva for US$20 million for injury incurred after being forced to create fake female profiles as reported in the article “Woman hurt typing fake profiles for dating site, $20M suit alleges”, published NOV 10, 2013 by News Staff, City News.

Armed with this known history, the team at Gizmodo began digging through the data as reported in the article “Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site”, published 8/26/15 by Annalee Newitz, Gizmodo.

What they discovered was very shocking; Ashley Madison was still up to their old tricks and Impact Team was right. Almost 90% of the females within the websites were fake accounts, possibly run by robots.

Ashley Madison’s Fembots - How the lack of activity and Loopback addresses indicate nobody was home

From Gizmodo's parsing of the users demographics based on the data dumped on the Darkweb, the gender imbalance became glaringly obvious:

1.      37 million registered users
2.      31.5 million male accounts
3.      5.5 million female accounts

To make it worse, those 5.5 million female accounts showed 0% activity the day after they were created. After all, if they were seeking men they'd be actively updating their accounts to make themselves more attractively to potential males.

This lack of activity implies robots, as robots need input via conversation online to respond, being as they're not sophisticated enough to hold a conversation on their own.

Inbox activity, which is free on Ashley Madison, brought home this fact more clearly:

1.      20 million men checked their Ashley Madison message inbox
2.      1,492 women checked their Ashley Madison message inbox

To chat online in Ashley Madison, you need to purchase a 100 credit pack for US$49. Surprisingly the numbers were a little better but the imbalance was glaring:

1.      11 million men used this chat system to communicate with someone
2.      2,409 women used this chat system to communicate with someone

Deleted accounts, a service which attracted a fee of US$19, didn't actually delete anything; Impact Team still managed to retrieve so-called deleted accounts. Again the gender disparity persisted:

1.      173,000 of deleted accounts were men
2.      12,108 of deleted accounts were men

But the biggest clue, almost a smoking gun, was the IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of the persons who logged in on Ashley Madison. Almost all of the females on the website had an IP Address that matched Ashley Madison's Home or Loopback address of, indicating that they were all logging in from a computer inside of Ashley Madison.

The numbers again are telling:

1.      68,709 of the profiles created with Loopback IP address were female
2.      12,000 of the profiles created with Loopback IP address were male or unidentified

So basically, there were more males than females cheating, which I could have predicted based on my experience with females at the all-females MICO University College

I’d also predicted this would happen as online Bots are now sophisticated enough to pass the Turing Test as noted in my blog article entitled “Russian and Ukranian Research Team beat Turing Test - How to spot a chatbot online as Eugene Goostman win suggests Turing Test for Natural Language”.

5.5 million Fembot accounts sounds just about right.

Ashley Madison website Hackers Impact Team justified - How married Humans may be scammed by AI in the future

Good to note here that the hackers broke in and stole logins, passwords, usernames and partial credit card data for cheating married men and women as explained in “What to know about the Ashley Madison hack”, published AUGUST 26, 2015 by Robert Hackett, Fortune.

By Wednesday August 19th 2015, Ashley Madison admitted that the breach had indeed occurred and that the hackers had posted data online in the Darkweb as reported in the article “Adultery site Ashley Madison confirms leak of actual user data”, published August 19, 2015 by Lance Whitney, CNET News.

Typical of hackers, their motives weren't terribly clear, as hackers often change the reasoning behind what they to do to justify what's effectively a crime as noted in the article “Wreaking havoc: Ashley Madison breach shows hackers' shifting motives”, published August 21, 2015 by Laura Hautala, CNET News.

But when two (2) Canadian men in Toronto, Canada committed suicide by Monday August 24th 2015, a bounty was quickly place on the heads of the alledged members of Impact Team in hopes that their bragging would result in friend ratting out on them as reported in the article “Ashley Madison puts $377,000 bounty on hackers' heads”, published August 24, 2015 by Laura Hautala, CNET News.

Now that we known that the accounts were mostly fake accounts, it seems the actions of Impact Team were justified; Ashley Madison was nothing more than a Scam with Fembot Accounts that was milking men of their money.

Something tells me that Bounty will be ignored, as the hackers motive may actually be that they are disgruntled former users of Ashley Madison who realized that they were being duped and decided to expose the company Ashley Madison, which is owned by Avid Life Media.

For me personally, Females cheating on their husbands was the first clue, as women don't cheat via websites being as they're not that tech savvy; they usually have a female friend set them up, based on my experience from MICO University College.

Still, an interesting hack, as it now turns out that the real criminals were Ashley Madison. Also, sexbots are in our future, Humans style!

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