School email addresses unearthed in Ashley Madison hack
Government work emails weren’t the only addresses linked to Ashley Madison accounts — school emails were also exposed in the large-scale hack of the extramarital hookup site.
Nearly 100 Los Angeles Unified School District email addresses appeared in accounts at AshleyMadison.com, and dozens of them were connected to active employees — including teachers, principals, athletic directors, coaches, administrators, cafeteria workers and at least one school police officer, according to LA School Report.
LAUSD spokeswoman Shannon Haber would not comment on the matter.
Across to the East Coast, about 27 New York City Department of Education emails were linked to the site and are currently being investigated, according to a spokeswoman.
“We take very seriously any allegations of misuse of city resources, which includes the use of city email addresses to access personal websites,” the rep, Natalie Grybauskas, wrote in an email to FedScoop. “The city has already conducted an internal review and referred the list of email addresses to the Conflicts of Interest Board.”
Email addresses from 15 South Carolina school districts were also implicated in the hack.
A spokesman for the Greenville County School District, which had two email addresses linked to current employees, told WYFF4.com that an investigation was underway.
“We’re going to check the number of emails and the number of inquiries,” he said. “There could be disciplinary action, which could range from a letter of reprimand to unpaid leave to dismissal.”
More than 15,000 government email domains were found among the 36 million addresses that were released last week by a hacker group that called itself “The Impact Team.” They dumped 10 gigabytes of data stolen from Avid Life Media, which owns AshleyMadison.com.
Addresses ending in “.mil,” the domain used by the military and Defense Department, were among the top federal government domains associated with the cheating website, FedScoop reported Aug. 19.
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