Samples of the stolen data were published at that time, according to the hackers.The hackers posted a statement Tuesday under the headline "Time's Up!
Ashley Madison charges five credits per message, a minimum 20 credits for virtual gifts and 30 credits for a half-hour instant message session.
"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." The hack attack was first revealed a month ago.
At that time hackers who called themselves the "Impact Team," said they would release "profiles with all the customers' secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails," if the site was not shut down.
You want members, lots of ‘em, the more the merrier. To test the limits of the site, I tried the small town of Helena, MT (population 26,000) and even there, Ashley Madison had one guy logging in THAT DAY in his 20s (aptly named “wastedyouth”), 7 in their 30s, and 3 men in their 40s.
And not just anywhere, but within driving distance. There were several dozen men looking for an affair total in each age group. Let’s face it, no dating site is just a stud collection straight out of the Celebs & Style section in Cosmopolitan.