In a long manifesto posted alongside the stolen ALM data, The Impact Team said it decided to publish the information in response to alleged lies ALM told its customers about a service that allows members to completely erase their profile information for a fee.According to the hackers, although the “full delete” feature that Ashley Madison advertises promises “removal of site usage history and personally identifiable information from the site,” users’ purchase details — including real name and address — aren’t actually scrubbed. It’s also a complete lie,” the hacking group wrote.However, the number of people from Aberdeen registered on the site has dropped by more than 400 people in 12 months.In a testimonial provided by the site, a member known as Sylvia from Aberdeen said: “I joined Illicit after I left my husband.To get started, I create a profile with a fake name and a dark picture of myself and chart a plan. Then I'll meet a few of them for a drink, but there will be no drunkenness. The rest of what I say is mostly true, and to weed out the more aggressive guys, my tone comes off as exploratory, not sexual. They list measurements and ask for yours, as though it's merely a matter of fitting one puzzle piece into another. Instead, I respond to the thoughtful ones, whose tales might help answer my questions.For my own safety, I won't reveal what I'm really doing. In my profile, I say that I'm married, because in addition to avoiding escorts, many of the men on the site don't want the complications of seeing a single woman. Sex only scratches the surface In between his kid's soccer game and a pizza party, B.* sends a picture of himself on a golf course.
But my jaw hits the ground anyway when I realize whom I'm looking at. One man takes a picture in front of his 1987 Camaro, parked outside of a diner.“I had been in a long affair whilst married (although didn’t leave my husband because of the affair).“I understood the rules and boundaries of an affair.Indeed, in the short span of 30 minutes between that brief interview and the publication of this story, several of the Impact Team’s Web links were no longer responding. “Like us or not, this is still a criminal act.” Besides snippets of account data apparently sampled at random from among some 40 million users across ALM’s trio of properties, the hackers leaked maps of internal company servers, employee network account information, company bank account data and salary information.The compromise comes less than two months after intruders stole and leaked online user data on millions of accounts from hookup site Adult Friend Finder.