Was there any reply from icontact or any form of restitution offered due to macheist looking bad?
If there was to MacHeist, I am not privy to such information.
However, I am privy to information from two other groups, both who also had their contacts leaked. The answer for them is no.
In fact, not only was no restitution offered, but the fact that there was a leak wasn't even disseminated to their own customers. Instead, they made a blog post (because clearly everyone must read their blog, right?), leaving all of their customers to wonder if they were the ones hacked.
Based on the response from John at the time and the apparent confusion in the posts before, it seems safe to assume that they too were in the same boat; not at all informed of this issue.
You might notice that at the time this happened, according to John, MacHeist was no longer even a customer of iContact, begging the question as to why they were retaining this information in the first place (and also explaining why Phill and John didn't think to check them right away).
As for iContact's stance on this? Well, look at their blog again and tell me if you find anything related to an apology. Or even a "sorry for the inconvenience".
Basically sounds like they're more interested in keeping this swept under the rug to me.
䷟䷽䷏䷁ — Dying of the Light.