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# 178930 19-Aug-2015 17:20
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Some of you may have heard that a particular affair site was hacked, ruining people. But this got me ....

Security researcher Per Thorsheim posted in his blog on Tuesday that the dumped data contained an account that he was using on Ashley Madison for research purposes, and that he'd verified several of the accounts contained in the dump were real.







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  # 1370410 19-Aug-2015 17:42
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Yeah I do.

I signed up for it with a throw away email a few years ago when it was in the paper, had a look round, went to delete the account, found they charged you to delete accounts, laughed and went "I bet that stuffs some people over, glad I don't use one email address for everything" and never thought of it again until the recent controversy.



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  # 1370440 19-Aug-2015 18:52
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I also believe him.

 

 

If he was on the site for real you can be sure that his activities would be untraceable. Burner email address, an anonymous credit card, and an untraceable vpn or a burner phone and sim card for all access.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1370441 19-Aug-2015 18:55
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They charge to delete an account?
Isn't that like blackmail?  Can just see the site admin "oh we can delete your account but it will cost you this much, if you don't pay it your wife/hubby/partner might find out at a later date that you are signed up to it".

what I find interesting is that it said there were about 36 email accounts with .govt.nz as the signed up address



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  # 1370443 19-Aug-2015 18:56
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Where do you find the emails list?




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  # 1370447 19-Aug-2015 18:59
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Oh it was on the news they had an "IT expert" who had downloaded it and found a list of .nz address and around 36 .govt.nz addresses

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  # 1370448 19-Aug-2015 18:59
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Where is the file ?

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  # 1370449 19-Aug-2015 18:59
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Lias: Yeah I do.

I signed up for it with a throw away email a few years ago when it was in the paper, had a look round, went to delete the account, found they charged you to delete accounts, laughed and went "I bet that stuffs some people over, glad I don't use one email address for everything" and never thought of it again until the recent controversy.




Did they verify the email address at all? I've seen a list of addresses for the .cnn.com domain such as a@ me06@ etc, so I am not sure that the .govt.nz addresses are actually legit...

 
 
 
 




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  # 1370452 19-Aug-2015 19:01
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johnr: Where is the file ?


The red bus doesn't have it?




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  # 1370460 19-Aug-2015 19:06
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LOL @ people asking for the file.
Are we all having an "oh crap" moment?

 


Saw somewhere this morning it was dumped on the TOR network.

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  # 1370463 19-Aug-2015 19:08
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LOL. This is true. Was on the news.

As for the people who go behind their spouses back to have affairs....... SUCKERS!! The cat is about to be let out of the bag!!!

I can just imagine the excuses.

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  # 1370467 19-Aug-2015 19:10
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johnr: Where is the file ?


It's ok johnr. Not everyone knows your email.







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  # 1370468 19-Aug-2015 19:11
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I want to see if i recognise any emails :)




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  # 1370470 19-Aug-2015 19:12

johnr: Where is the file ?


Its available on Bittorrent at TPB.

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  # 1370473 19-Aug-2015 19:15
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there is a couple of problems.

Notice this in the story

A lawsuit "See Ashley Madison fake profile lawsuit; 90-95 per cent of actual users are male."
Sounds like there are a lot of fake woman profiles made by the owners of the site.

And 
But as Wired notes, Ashley Madison's sign-up process does not require verification of an email address to set up an account.
So anyone could put in Johns email address without john knowing 




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  # 1370533 19-Aug-2015 20:29
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As others have noted the torrent is linked at TPB and other places, but I have a copy of the dump if anyones particularly worried just send me your email address :-)






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