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Ashley Madison India users: We know how many you are (kinda)

Life is short. Have an affair. So they did. And the internet got to work. A map put out by user Malfideleco (Spanish for either inaccuracy or infidelity) on Tecnilogica shows user data from dating website Ashley Madison, which was hacked towards the end of last month. MediaNama could not independently verify this data and does not have any means to, for that matter. It is also unclear as to whether this data used geo location or IP addresses to map the users. However, the map is interactive and we list some of the statistics we found. (hat tip: @tetisheri) These India statistics have been sourced randomly from the map (to be honest, I was looking to cover all 4 “corners” of India): The data we mined from the map basically puts New Delhi (38,652), Mumbai (33,036), Chennai (16,434), Hyderabad (12,825), Bangalore (11,561) and Pune (9,859) where most number of Ashley Madison users were found in India, indicatively. As indicated by the global map, red spots are where more than 85% of the users are men, whereas yellow indicates less than 85% users are men and hence most of European Ashley Madison users seem to be male, as is the case with China (parts of), Japan, South and North Korea. Parts of Australia seems to have a decent mix of men and women, but the country is mostly dominated by male users. Most of South America is male users, a case it shares with North America, with female users peppered in. Although the world's sex…

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