(DailyDot) The company behind Ashley Madison secretly operated an online escort service and actively recruited escorts for a separate "dating" website aimed at "sugar daddies," leaked documents uncovered by the Daily Dot show.
The first site, escorts.ca, bears a resemblance to other online directories for escort services that have triggered anti-prostitution raids by law-enforcement authorities in the United States, potentially putting the company in legal jeopardy.
After the details of roughly 33 million Ashley Madison accounts were posted online, the hackers responsible, known as Impact Team, leaked more than 197,000 private emails from the inbox of Noel Biderman, the former CEO of Avid Life Media (ALM), a Toronto, Canada–based company that operates the Ashley Madison site. Documents and emails contained in the trove and reviewed by the Daily Dot detail the company’s escort-related businesses.
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