The long-awaited Ashley Madison data has finally been published, much to the chagrin of those users who wanted that Ashley Madison data to stay buried. None of the names or emails or identifying personal data from the Ashley Madison leaked data of 32 million users will be found in this article. Previously, news emerged about two men who’d had their Ashley Madison data leaked by the Impact Team, as reported by the Inquisitr. That leaked data included at least one married man who’d paid Ashley Madison $19 to delete his data.
The hackers published an introduction along with the leaked Ashley Madison data, reports Wired. It included text that said, “Time’s up!” and went on to explain why it released the data.
“Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men. We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data.”
The Ashley Madison leakers went on to taunt people to search the Ashley Madison data, but reminded those searching through the leaked data that many of the profiles for women were fake. As such, the hackers almost try to reassure women that although their husbands and boyfriends may have signed up for Ashley Madison at one point in time, they likely didn’t have an affair.
“Find someone you know in here? Keep in mind the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles. See Ashley Madison fake profile lawsuit; 90-95% of actual users are male. Chances are your man signed up on the world’s biggest affair site, but never had one. He just tried to. If that distinction matters.”
The hackers also try and reassure people not blame them but to blame Ashley Madison and sue them.
“Find yourself in here? It was ALM that failed you and lied to you. Prosecute them and claim damages. Then move on with your life. Learn your lesson and make amends. Embarrassing now, but you’ll get over it.”
Finally, a long key — alphanumeric — was published to ensure the correct data was seen by users, at least those who can find it in the dark web.
“Any data not signed with key 6E50 3F39 BA6A EAAD D81D ECFF 2437 3CD5 74AB AA38 is fake.”
According to CSOnline, military and government email addresses appear on the list of Ashley Madison hacked leaked data. A file as large as 10GB delivers on the promised hacked data. The list even includes whitehouse.gov email addresses.
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