Sydney & Melbourne Top List in Ashley Madison Hack

As the fallout from the alleged hack of cheating website Ashley Madison continues, Sydney and Melbourne are amoungst the cities with the highest number of accounts., the website that allows you to check whether your partner has been using the site Ashley Madison to facilitate an affair, has been shut down after just one day due to copyright.

The website allowed users to type in an email address and see whether it was connected to the website.

The hack revealed Sydney and Melbourne to have the highest number of Ashley Madison accounts in Australia, with Sydney coming in at third in the world with 251,813 and Melbourne at sixth with 213,847. 


The leaked database ranging from March 2008 to July 2015 included addresses from university emails, military, emergency services, as well as more than 700 Australian government email addresses.

Other user information such as reported body type were also collated.


Fairfax Media haven't been able to verify the legitimacy of the emails, or that they actually came from the leak.

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