A few days ago, it came to light that the online dating site, Ashley Madison, a site dedicated to married people looking for affairs, was compromised when hackers got into the database. The hackers threatened to release email addresses, screen shots of chats, photographs and whatnot unless their demands were met.
At first there were rumours swirling that the demands were for money, and then that the hackers were against the immorality of the site and their nonchalance towards the institution.
Now, it has emerged that the hackers are against Ashley Madison cheating their subscribers out of money. One of their demands is for the owners of the site to do away with a £15 fee for members wanting to wipe their accounts. When you close your account because you’ve found
your skelewu Jesus, AM makes you pay a fee to close your account and delete all your messages ever after. The hackers say that the payers’ details would still be kept on the company’s system.
I’m well perplexed by all this. I don’t actually know what the hackers want:
- The hackers seemingly do not want financial gain for their information. If they do, this has not been made known.
- The subscribers of the site did not tell the hackers that £15 was their problem. Nobody kuku sent them message o.
- They have requested the site be shut down. A million sites will start up bigger, badder, and with better security than AM.
- Hacking is hardly moral behaviour.
- The founder Noel Biderman who set up the site with his wife Amanda has made anything up to £640m from the site and its affiliated sites.
- Releasing details will hurt and destroy FAR more families than the covert infidelity ever has.
Please note that I am neither condoning nor justifying immorality. If you’re unhappy; leave. But I just can’t find it within myself to applaud the hacker group Impact Team.
That said, Ashley Madison are so cheeky and bold with their adverts! Check them out below:
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