KnowEm is now offering via our Security Alert portal a freely searchable database of over 35 million email addresses allegedly used to create accounts on the online extra-marital dating website Ashley Madison®. The email addresses were leaked by the hacking group “Impact Team” a couple days ago, but unless you wanted to download 10 GB of data off the dark web you probably haven’t been able to find out if your email is in the list.
Just like we did last September for the Gmail hack, KnowEm did all the work for you. We downloaded the database and converted it for free text searching on our security alert minisite, http://securityalert.knowem.com/. All you have to do is enter your email address to search the millions of emails that were leaked.
Of course, just because an email address is in the list doesn’t prove anything – but all signs are pointing to the fact that this is a legitimate breach and the leaked accounts did come from Ashley Madison®‘s site. Still, KnowEm cannot confirm or deny if any email address listed in this database was ever an account on Ashley Madison®. We are simply making the hacked list publicly searchable as a convenience. We are not affiliated with the hackers “Impact Team” or Ashley Madison®.