Are you suggesting that the hackers are some sort of vigilante activist group out to stomp out infidelity or immorality in general?
Huh? I felt the hackers made a stand against the fraud perpetrated by the company, not infidelity in general. Where did you infer infidelity from my post?
The company was dead the moment it came out that all the female accounts were fake and paid for account deletions never happened. It was unnecessary to release personal user information to punish the company.
Primarily to refute the claim made in the post I replied to that "because the hackers committed an illegal act that what they did was immoral, and it's immoral to 'celebrate' their hack."
I didn't raise the topic of infidelity or its morality at all in my post.
That wasn't the quote, the poster wasn't clear if he considered the hacks immoral just because they were illegal or because of the exposed user information coupled with the illegality:
Just because they used illegal techniques to attack a morally reprehensible company doesn't mean their techniques are magically vindicated. Celebrating the hack is immoral as well.
True the poster didn't mention the user information directly but I feel it's implied due to the volume of coverage and discussion about the user info.
I think the hackers would be morally justified if the simply hacked AM and demonstrated they were lying about the female users and the deleted accounts. They became immoral when they also released very sensitive and potentially devastating user information.