Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ashley Madison hack includes hundreds of gov’t email addresses

OTTAWA–Hundreds of federal employees’ email addresses are included in leaked membership data for hookup site Ashley Madison, released publicly by hackers who demanded the adultery-promoting service shut down.


In all, 548 unique email addresses for various federal agencies were included in the data dump, including Canadian Forces members, RCMP and Canadian Border Services employees.

A further 64 emails were connected to

A total of 1,494 emails with the domain were included, but that domain covers everyone from school board employees to police to municipal staff.

The leak also includes emails with the domain names of prominent Canadian companies, including CP Rail, Scotiabank and CIBC, though it is impossible to verify if any of the email addresses are legitimate. Journalism outlets, including the Toronto Star, CBC, the Globe and Mail and CTV, appear among the emails.  (more...)

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