The hackers who stole countless gigabytes of Ashley Madison user data finally spoke up. In an interview with Motherboard, the Impact Team said that “Nobody was watching” when they broke into Ashley Madison’s servers repeatedly over the past few years. “[We] got in and found nothing to bypass,” said one of the hackers.
This is unsettling, especially since Ashley Madison was no dinky dating site. It’s part of a multi-million dollar company that should know better than leave its data out in the open. These guys sound legit, too. Motherboard says the hackers they spoke to were using the same PGP key used in the data dumps.
What’s more unsettling is that the Impact Team says it have a lot more data from Ashley Madison’s servers:
300GB of employee emails and docs from internal network. Tens of thousands of Ashley Madison user pictures. Some Ashley Madison user chats and messages. 1/3 of pictures are dick pictures and we won’t dump. Not dumping most employee emails either. Maybe other executives.
So the embarrassment is only beginning.
Read the rest of the interview at Motherboard.
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