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In another statement, ALM claimed there was nothing it could have done better to prevent the attack: “no company’s online assets are safe from cyber-vandalism,” despite having the “latest privacy and security technologies.” Impact Team agreed, apologizing to ALM’s security head: Many questions remain unanswered, including how ALM stored users’ passwords: were they properly salted and hashed, for example?
It’s not clear how much stolen data has been published, though Krebs reports that it looks like a relatively small percentage of user account data.
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For its part, ALM has published a statement on Ashley denying those accusations – the full-delete feature works just as advertised, the company said – and announced that full-delete is now offered free of charge to all members: Contrary to current media reports, and based on accusations posted online by a cyber criminal, the "paid-delete" option offered by Ashley does in fact remove all information related to a member's profile and communications activity.
The process involves a hard-delete of a requesting user's profile, including the removal of posted pictures and all messages sent to other system users' email boxes.