While concerned citizens usually look at Government files for progress reports, new programmes and ongoing plans, they could now very well look at some email addresses, usernames and sexual fantasies of government officials!
That's real progress.
Over 10GB worth data hacked from Ashley Madison has finally been released on a global scale, including a significant number from UK. In all, 32 million users from across the world have been exposed. These include nearly 150 gov.uk accounts.
Even though a lot of users may have logged in using others' or fictitious names, credit cards don't lie, and real names and addresses are just a stone's throw away.
Ashley Madison won't give up
In spite of being punched to the ground by the leaks so far, Ashley Madison's owners are still up for a fight.
"This event is not an act of hacktivism, it is an act of criminality. It is an illegal action against the individual members of AshleyMadison.com, as well as any freethinking people who choose to engage in fully lawful online activities.
"The criminal, or criminals, involved in this act have appointed themselves as the moral judge, juror, and executioner, seeing fit to impose a personal notion of virtue on all of society.
"We will not sit idly by and allow these thieves to force their personal ideology on citizens around the world. We are continuing to fully co-operate with law enforcement to seek to hold the guilty parties accountable to the strictest measures of the law," they said. The hackers have their own justification for the leaks, claiming that the owners have failed to take down Ashley Madison and they are out to expose their fraud, deceit and stupidity. They also claim that a large number of female accounts in Ashley Madison are actually fake.