A recent public release of information gathered by hackers exploiting an security breaches on the illicit adult personals site Ashley Madison, whose tagline is “Life is Short. Have an Affair.”, yielded the partial user information of about 15 Alabama public employees who used their work email to register for the site.
According to recently released domain name data, the state’s top cops were not immune.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency topped the list as the agency with the most email addresses revealed in the recent identity compromise, which affected millions of users around the world including about 15,000 using public domain servers to register with the site.
Three addresses bore the “alcop.gov” domain, a group you might think would know better.
Addresses tagged “ema.alabama.gov” — which correspond to the state’s emergency management department — tied for second on the scarlet-lettered list along with the Division of Elections and city of Huntsville.
Emails tied to the state’s court system, Air Force base, Department of State, and Public Service Commission along with the city of Madison were also represented.
As the Birmingham Business Journal noted, the adulterous online dragnet also uncovered the emails of some 7,000 “us.army.mil” addressed, belonging to members of the Army.
Individual names tied to the addresses have largely been scraped from the internet by authorities, though activist and reality TV star Josh Duggar — probably the most famous Ashley Madisonian so far outed — was also busted earlier this week.