The supposed growth is especially surprising given that the site experienced a massive data breach in July 2015 that exposed thousands of names and addresses of adulterers including thousands of government employees and conservative reality television star Josh Duggar.
According to the Post report, Ashley Madison claims it has signed up 52.7 million users since it was founded 15 years ago. That number is up from 36 million it claimed in 2015 at the time of the cyberattack. The difference in numbers implies steady growth even after the hacking scandal.
What’s peculiar about these numbers, however, is there isn’t much of an explanation given to explain how the site could have possibly continued to grow. Ashley Madison executives from parent company Ruby Life told the Post it doesn’t discuss numbers like daily active users for competitive reasons.