So Biderman apparently found his inspiration for the Ashley Madison moniker from a list of popular baby names.
In 20, Ashley and Madison were among the top four names for girls according to the Social Security's database.
(If he started the site today, it might be called Sophia Olivia.) So now that we've solved that mystery, here's another one.
Who the heck actually thinks this site is a good idea and is investing in this company?
Beyond Ottawa, Biderman noted that Western Canada is experiencing a boom in Ashley Madison subscribers.
Of the top 10 cities for cheating, five -- including Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg -- are in Western Canada.
That capital cities lead the pack in cheating comes as no surprise to Biderman, who told the Huffington Post that it’s all about “what kinds of people get into this kind of work.” There is “a whole culture of young female interns” in D.
Keable said in an interview Monday that Biderman got the idea for starting Ashley Madison in 2001 while dealing with his athlete clients who were cheating.
But Biderman wanted to create a site that would also attract philandering women, and not just unfaithful men.
The Ashley Madison hack, which exposed email and other personal information of thousands of the adultery service's users, is leading to a range of online fraud.
Consumers should be on guard against a number of scams, said Bryce Evans, acting staff superintendent of the Toronto Police Service, in a Monday press conference to discuss the hack.
One of the reasons the Impact Team gave for breaching Ashley was that it was a scam, that there were almost no real women on the site.