Affair hotspots


Affair hotspots


SOUTH Gippslanders are allegedly among those caught up in the hacking of affairs website Ashley Madison, with claims six account holders live in the Leongatha district.

Australian demographics website NationMaster last week stated it had analysed the credit card transaction log leaked by hackers and revealed details about account holders residing in South Gippsland.

Account holders are married people seeking an affair. The website promotes itself as “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters” and carries the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair”. 

NationMaster’s statistics claimed there were:

  • six account holders within the 3953 postcode (Leongatha, Hallston, Leongatha South);
  • six within Inverloch’s 3996 postcode;
  • six within Wonthaggi’s 3995 postcode;
  • four within Korumburra’s 3950 postcode;
  • four within the 3956 postcode (Dumbalk, Meeniyan, Tarwin Lower, Venus Bay);
  • four within Mirboo North’s 3871 postcode;
  • one each at Nyora, Buffalo, Foster North, Foster, Toora;
  • 11 at San Remo and Phillip Island; and
  • Four within the 3984 postcode (Corinella to Lang Lang).

The topic created discussion on The Star’s Facebook page, when this newspaper asked “What do you think of married people having affairs?”:

  • Gary Burns: “To answer your question it’s no one’s business except the people involved and the partners they are cheating on. If they get caught out then they need to deal with the consequences that follow”;
  • Melissa Miles: “They shouldn’t be having an affair. If they’re not happy in their marriage they should get out so lol if they have been on a dating website and have been found out”;
  • Sarah N Karl Misale: “Sounds like a fun game of Cluedo but with a sultry, sexy twist!”;
  • Sue Allan Ward: “If you date while married what is the point? Not happy, get out, especially the partner who is not cheating”;
  • Caz Allen: “I don’t find it particularly newsworthy. Its concerning actually as there are reports of at least two suicides over this mess”;
  • Pam Blake: “I’m sure the other parties have the right to know that there partner is not who they say they are. Bring it on I say”;
  • Dina Drury: “That is their personal business”; and
  • Iznaya Kennedy: “I don’t think it’s anyone’s place to say what people should and shouldn’t be doing. They already know and do it anyway, for reasons totally shaped by conditioning and individual circumstance. Your own feelings about someone else’s behaviours are irrelevant. Exposing someone as a member of this site will cause harm and not solely to the intended parties. Leave it alone, it’s not your business unless there is family violence. Then, by all means, use the proper channels.” said the release of the hacked information was “an illegal action against the individual members of, as well as any freethinking people who choose to engage in fully lawful online activities”.

”The criminal, or criminals, involved in this act have appointed themselves as the moral judge, juror, and executioner, seeing fit to impose a personal notion of virtue on all of society,” the website stated.

“We are continuing to fully cooperate with law enforcement to seek to hold the guilty parties accountable to the strictest measures of the law.”

The website invited anyone with information that can lead to the identification, arrest and conviction of the hackers to contact [email protected].

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