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The hackers may already have left one clue about who they are.
In an initial message to ALM they wrote: "For a company whose main promise is secrecy, it's like you didn't even try, like you thought you had never pissed anyone off." The comment suggests, perhaps, that someone with a personal beef with the company might be behind the attack.
It's also interesting to note that the compressed files released Tuesday had already been prepared for distribution a month ago, when the Impact Team made their initial threat to release data if ALM didn't take down Ashley and another site it owns, Exceptional
The Read Me file that accompanied the data dump this week, for example, has a July 19 timestamp."It looks to me that they got everything together on July 19 but didn't release it until a month later, if we are to believe the timestamps," says Erik Cabetas of Include Security, who wrote an analysis about the metadata in the files.
Eriksson wouldn't say how the hackers got in, due to the ongoing investigation, but he noted "there is no indication of any software vulnerability being exploited during this incident."The hackers from Impact Team told Motherboard, "We worked hard to make fully undetectable attack, then got in and found nothing to bypass…. It was definitely a person here that was not an employee but certainly had touched our technical services."Eriksson wouldn't go into detail, but told WIRED that even though there is no evidence that the attackers used a software vulnerability to get in, "all ALM source code is being audited for vulnerabilities and backdoors." He added that "all aspects of their network and server environment are now being thoroughly reviewed in order to determine how they may be hardened further, and the amount and granularity of monitoring is being increased in order to detect and handle any anomaly as soon as possible."With the site's source code and network blueprints already released by the hackers, however, the company is now in a race to find and close vulnerabilities before other attackers can find and exploit them.
For a company that had hoped to raise 0 million for an IPO on the London Stock Exchange this fall, that's a potentially big blow."With this second data dump, I believe Impact Team wants to destroy Ashley Madison and Avid Life Media," says Per Thorsheim, a security researcher in Norway who has been analyzing the data. In an interview with Motherboard, the hackers said they have 300 GB of employee emails in their possession, plus tens of thousands of Ashley Madison user pictures as well as user messages."1/3 of pictures are dick pictures and we won't dump," they told Motherboard. Maybe other executives."None of this bodes well for other companies who may engage in practices that hackers don't like.For that minimum price, you got 100 credits, which were redeemed each time you read a message, at five credits per message, or for other activities.For 30 credits, you got a 30-minute chat session with potential sex partners.Premium customers who paid 0 also reportedly got a money-back "affair guarantee": If you didn’t have an affair within three months, you were promised your money back.The most common way web sites get hacked is through what's called a SQL-injection attack.