Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wells Fargo Leads in Bankster Emails Found in Ashley Madison Data Dump

Hundreds of bankers used their work emails to register for the adultery website, MarketWatch found after searching the data.

Hackers unleashed the email and street addresses, phone numbers and credit card details of about 36 million users of the adultery website

Here are the financial institutions MarketWatch searched for, and how many associated email addresses were found:

Wells Fargo — 175
Bank of America — 76
Deutsche Bank — 73
Goldman Sachs — 45
PNC Bank — 28
U.S. Bancorp — 15
Bank of New York Mellon — 14
Citigroup — 51
J.P. Morgan Chase — 9
Capital One — 4

MarketWatch also searched for emails and found none. However, the website did find 10 emails. (Dow Jones is the parent company that owns MarketWatch.)

The Hill reported that the leak appears to include more than 15,000 government and military emails. According to The Hill, Washington D.C. reportedly has the highest rate of membership for the site of any city.



  1. Clearly, this is a ploy by divorce lawyers to line their pockets.

  2. An issue they will have to get around is that the site did not require authentication of any type, so I could go on there right now and create a Robert Wenzel account using [username], and I would be off and posting. I think more server logs besides just the email address database would be required to actually prove anything other than someone pretended to be you on the site.

    I haven't read this anywhere, but I wonder if this is a built-in plausible deniability scheme for users created by the site owners should the database be compromised. The email addresses could be taken from purchased lists and added into the databases to essentially be noise for anyone trying to figure out who used the site.

  3. It would be very interesting to learn the breakdown by age, sex and ethnicity.

    1. I think it is safe to say that we can break down sex as 95% male and 5% female.