Columbus.gov among addresses in Ashley Madison leak

FILE - In this June 10, 2015 photo, Ashley Madison's Korean web site is shown on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea. Avid Life Media Inc., the parent company of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, said it was hacked and that the personal information of some of its users was posted online. The breach was first reported late Sunday, July 19, 2015, by Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security, a website that focuses on cybersecurity. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) — Government email addresses across the USA, including Columbus, are among those listed among millions registered to the spouse-cheating website AshleyMadison.com.

The records are part of millions of personal records compromised as the result of a hack of the site made public in July.

More than 15,000 accounts that used military or government domains were found in the dump, according to a blog by Salted Hash-Top Security News and others. Five City of Columbus emails are allegedly registered to the site.

Salted Hash published the list, along with disclaimers, since some of the names are obviously fake. Avid Life Media, the owners of Ashley Madison, did not require the data for users be valid unless it was a paid account, according to the blog.

Cities across the USA are investigating, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and others in Ohio.

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