HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Stolen information from more than 30,000,000 users from cheater website, Ashley Madison has some couples tackling tough questions.
Hackers claim to have dumped the data including email addresses, credit card receipts, fetishes, and more online for all to see.
They potentially involve government agencies and contractors including possibly right here in the Valley.
Ashley Madison didn't require email verification so anyone could open an account with anyone else's email address. So it is not confirmed if any of the online material is accurate.
But that hasn't stopped a lot of people from seeking out who exactly is on the list. On Thursday, WAFF 48 came across information that hits close to home.
After a simple google search we came across multiple websites that show users with email addresses ending with HuntsvilleAL.gov, MadisonAL.gov,
Raytheon.com, Boeing.com, and NASA.gov.
There are also several online tools that have popped up since the breach that claim to "out" any email address associated with the hack. Again, we can't independently confirm that these websites are 100% accurate, but the data dump is 100 percent real and has raised a lot of eyebrows.
A Huntsville spokesperson released a statement saying: "The City of Huntsville has policies, procedures and standards in place governing the use of digital resources for employees. Should the city become aware of possible misconduct with a city e-mail account, it will be investigated internally through the appropriate personnel procedures."
Madison Mayor Troy Trulock's Office said Madison's IT department looked into it, determined the email address was not real, and it wasn't a real employee.
A Boeing spokesperson said he's aware of the hack but had no comment. We're still waiting to hear back from Raytheon and NASA representatives.
Prominent North Alabama attorney said the online leak could lead to a huge backlog in divorce court. Attorney Greg Reeves said its unprecedented to see this many spouses, some who have cheated or are looking to cheat outed in one fell swoop.
Reeves said attorneys have used online resources in divorce cases since the days of AOL Instant Messenger and now Facebook, and that the Ashley Madison information could be a divorce court gold mine.
"What you're probably going to see from a lot of people is to say 'Hey, it wasn't me' and then the question is going to be what kind of information can be verified? Is there name, address, credit card information, information that Ashley Madison would have a person that would not be just easily ascertained,"
said Greg Reeves.
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