It is an illegal action against the individual members of Ashley Madison.com, as well as any freethinking people who choose to engage in fully lawful online activities," the company said in a statement."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."I'm looking for someone who isn't happy at home or just bored and looking for some excitement," wrote one member who provided an address in Ottawa and the name and phone number of someone who works for the Customs and Immigration Union in Canada."I love it when I'm called and told I have 15 minutes to get to someplace where I'll be greeted at the door with a surprise—maybe lingerie, nakedness. I like lots of foreplay and stamina, fun, discretion, oral, even willingness to experiment—*smile*"Passwords released in the data dump appear to have been hashed using the bcrypt algorithm for PHP, but Robert Graham, CEO of Erratasec, says that despite this being one of the most secure ways to store passwords, "hackers are still likely to be able to 'crack' many of these hashes in order to discover the account holder's original password." If the accounts are still online, this means hackers will be able to grab any private correspondence associated with the accounts.Now they face the greatest fallout from the breach: public embarrassment, the wrath of angry partners who may have been victims of their cheating, possible blackmail and potential fraud from anyone who may now use the personal data and bank card information exposed in the data dump."Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men," Impact Team wrote in a statement accompanying the online dump Tuesday. Embarrassing now, but you'll get over it," they wrote."We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Keep in mind the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles. It's important to note that Ashley Madison's sign-up process does not require verification of an email address to set up an account, so legitimate addresses might have been hijacked and used by some members of the site.
The data also includes descriptions of what members were seeking.Established promises to connect beautiful young women with rich sugar daddies "to fulfill their lifestyle needs." The hackers didn't target Cougar Life, a sister site run by ALM that promises to connect older women with younger men."Avid Life Media has been instructed to take Ashley Madison and Established Men offline permanently in all forms, or we will release all customer records, including profiles with all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails," the hackers wrote in a statement following the breach.To show they meant business, they posted sample files containing some of the stolen data, which included company financial information detailing employee salaries and documents mapping the company's internal network. His distinctive topping of gold curls, which reporters have compared to a Disney prince's, is darker than in the Olympic photos and clamped under a headband. Tanith, too, has turned down the glamour since her days on the ice; her tawny hair is styled simply, her eye makeup subtle.