‘The Impact Team claim its pwnage of ALM was motivated by an attempt to undermine "false claims" that users could purge their Ashley Madison membership info for a $19 fee.’
The claimed motivation for the intrusion being because the inherently deceitful are being deceived strikes me as rather contrived.
The Impact Team should fess up and admit their true drivers. I doubt it would make a difference to anybody’s opinion of their actions.
I get and applaud the irony of it without the faux morality justifying it.