If you discover a match it may be time to confront your partner.

However, a number of those already outed as having used the site have claimed their email addresses were used maliciously.

"Women may therefore look at their monogamous relationships and consider themselves sexually deprived in comparison to what they see occurring in today’s sexualized culture."To recap: women want to cheat, not because they don't love their spouses, but because the internet makes them feel like they're not getting enough sex and also gives them so many more opportunities to cheat. Which is totally the place you should go, apparently, if you both love your husband and wish to be spied on.

Data posted online Tuesday claiming to contain the personal details of more than 37 million users of the infidelity dating service Ashley Madison is from a July hack of the site, even though the company will not confirm that, CBC News has learned.

However, once you have access to the data you can look through it to check if the email address corresponds with the last four digits of your partner's credit card.

This is perhaps the only way to be 100% sure that your spouse signed up with the intention of infidelity.

Last month, a group calling itself The Impact Team said it had hacked the self-described infidelity dating service and threatened to release its customers' names online unless Avid Life Media, the site's owners, shut it down.

A message posted by the hackers accuses the company of deceit and incompetence, claiming that "the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles." On Tuesday, the group posted what appeared to be the credit card numbers and other sensitive information of Ashley Madison's customers online.Concerned husbands and wives who want to be more certain their spouses have been cheating can go to the lengths of downloading the data released by the Impact Team through a Bit Torrent client such as q Bittorrent.The dumped data from Avid Life Media can then be downloaded from a torrent tracking website, or by clicking on this magnet link which should automatically open in your preferred Bit Torrent program.It is advisable to be very sure of what you are doing when visiting torrent websites and downloading files, as this particular download may be attracting the attention of cybercriminals who will upload fakes riddled with malware.With over 9.7 gigabytes of data in the files, downloading times can last several days depending on internet speeds.Or she has an open marriage, in which case she is not a good subject for a study on cheating.