Ashley Madison is currently under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission

Infamous infidelity website Ashley Madison with the slogan "Life is short. Have an affair,"  is now under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, according to a report from Reuters.

A new CEO and president are being brought on to revamp the Ashley Madison site as it is currently known, but the user data that appeared on the dark web isn't the reason for said investigation: it's the fact that Ashley Madison apparently used "fembots" to up the amount of female users actually registered on the site.

Site with the slogan "Life is short. Have an affair,"

Rob Segal, who's taking over from former CEO Noel Biderman, is looking to work with a "cyber security team" to wrap up any loose ends that may still exist after the data breach that occurred, adding that he's "truly sorry" for the pain these hacks caused users.

Avid shut down the fake profiles in the United States, Canada and Australia in 2014 and by late 2015 in the rest of the world, but some U.S. users had message exchanges with foreign fembots until late in 2015, according to the report.

Another site, JDI Dating, paid $616,165 in redress for similar practices in an October 2014 settlement with the FTC.

Avid said it does not know the focus of its FTC investigation. Asked about the fembot messages sent to U.S. customers, Segal said: "That's a part of the ongoing process that we're going through ... it's with the FTC right now."

Ashley Madison seems to desire to clean up its act, but there are still some decidedly dirty things likely going on, which the FTC looks to get to the bottom of.

source: Reuters,

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