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All we can see is when fake humans contacted real ones." A security analyst using the Hashcat password recovery tool with a dictionary based on the Rock You passwords found that among the 4,000 passwords that were the easiest to crack, "123456" and "password" were the most commonly used passwords on the live website.

Because of the site's policy of not deleting users' personal information – including real names, home addresses, search history and credit card transaction records – many users feared being publicly shamed.

Many people aren't vigilant about creating a different password for every site they log onto, which is why unencrypted passwords are so problematic.

"Even the most inept web companies usually use a cryptographic hash to represent user passwords," Chester Wisniewski, senior security adviser at Sophos, told NBC News in an email.

Only 9,700 of the 5 million female account had ever replied to a message, compared to the 5.9 million men who would do the same.

She concluded that, "The women's accounts show so little activity that they might as well not be there".

The Impact Team announced the attack on 15 July 2015 and threatened to expose the identities of Ashley Madison's users if its parent company, Avid Life Media, did not shut down Ashley Madison and its sister site, "Established Men".

"At this time, we have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorized access points.

Three months have elapsed since the Ashley Madison data breach rocked the world, but it seems the site and many of its competitors still haven’t learned basic lessons about online security.