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Male doctors, police officers and lawyers are most likely to cheat on their spouses, while female teachers and soccer moms are most likely to have affairs, according to cybersecurity expert John McAfee, who claims to have hacked extramarital encounters site Ashley Madison for the second time in a week.

Writing exclusively for IBTimes UK, the founder of the Future Tense Central cybersecurity firm and inventor of McAfee antivirus software claims to performed his own hack of the site, only days after a hacker threatened to release the details of 36m users.

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Cybersecurity guru John McAfee has accessed the inner workings of the Ashley Madison website

McAfee writes that private user data he accessed from the site the site, including private emails, indicates that the top cheaters by profession for men are:

  • Doctors
  • Police officers
  • Lawyers
  • Real estate agents

While for women the top cheating professions are

  • Teachers
  • Soccer moms
  • Lawyers
  • Real estate agents

He claims that in the US, most cheaters by percentage of the population are from Washington DC by a wide margin, while the top three hotel chains for extra marital hook ups are Sheraton, Hilton and Hyatt.

On 20 July, a hacker calling himself The Impact Team breached the internal security systems of Canadian company Avid Life Media, which owns Ashley Madison as well as similar sites Cougar Life and Established Men. The hacker threatened to publish customer information on the sites users until Avid takes its websites offline "in all forms".

In the article, McAfee writes that he did not need sophisticated hacking software to gain access to private data on the site's users, but was able to hack Ashley Madison and its sister sites by ringing up a member of staff and gaining the passwords of the head of the IT department and a secretary.

In the wake of the hack Ashley Madison offered all of its customers the option of deleting their data for free.

Avid Life Media has yet to respond to IBTimes UK's request for comment.