This week over 33 million records of people who had used the Ashley Madison website for secret affairs had identifying details leaked by hackers.
Wrexham.com spoke with a data analyst who has conducted various searches and kindly generated the below map of Wrexham County Borough with the most precise view of the Wrexham related data. This is presented with the note that someone could of course fake an account creation, as Ashley Madison do no validation.
There are 1350 people on the Ashley Madison database who list Wrexham as their town and have an LL postcode, with associated keyword searches on email addresses also showing several local football fans as users of the site.
Ages of users from Wrexham range from the early 20’s all the way to those in their late 60’s, assuming the data provided by a user is correct. The ratio in Wrexham is 119 female to 1231 male users, with 529 never contacting another user.
The below map shows red as highest, blue lowest, and white as average numbers locally:
Unlike some North Wales and North West council’s there are no Wrexham Council email addresses in use, nor unlike some neighbouring areas where there are there formal councillor email addresses or similar close information appearing in the data.
In the full data dump there are 1,716 email addresses from universities and further education colleges, using the .ac.uk suffix with two of those being a Glyndwr.ac.uk and five from Coleg Cambria address. All appear to be students as opposed to staff and used the service to communicate with other users. There are seven Chester University email addresses in the data.
|Ward||Number In Hack||Population||Percentage|
|Dyffryn Ceiriog/Ceiriog Valley||10||2161||0.5%|
|Marford and Hoseley||18||2343||0.8%|
|Penycae and Ruabon South||28||2492||1.1%|
|Gresford East and West||25||2686||0.9%|
|Gwersyllt East and South||62||4745||1.3%|
The first tranche of data released included various payment, usernames, passwords and email information. The second data dump was related to source code of the site and some private emails of employees, the third has messages and some pictures users have sent.