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If you just returned from an isolated island vacation (or perhaps you live under a particularly sweet and naïve rock structure), you may not have heard that notorious "dating service" Ashley Madison was hacked. The controversial site is billed as a social network and dating service for married people looking for extramarital affairs. The hacked data has been publicly released, and services that search for the email addresses used on Ashley Madison's site immediately began to populate the web.

Notably, Trustify -- a service that connects people to vetted private investigators -- has launched a site where customers enter an email to see if it was part of the Ashley Madison hack. According to Trustify, both customers of Ashley Madison's services and suspicious spouses are checking the database for breached emails. While Ashley Madison's parent company, Avid Life Media, has issued a statement that no users' full credit card numbers were stolen, much of the damage has already been done. A representative has said that many searches are resulting in customers booking a private investigator through Trustify. Other sites that will perform a similar search include haveibeenpwned.com and ashleymadisonleaked.com. Not that you should really be searching any of them.

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