WINNIPEG – Hackers made good on threats Tuesday to publish data on 32 million users of the cheating site, Ashley Madison, and dozens of Manitoba civil servant employee addresses are tied to registered users.
Global News obtained the list that included 20 @gov.mb.ca email addresses tied to Government of Manitoba employees and 20 City of Winnipeg @winnipeg.ca email addresses. An additional four uwinnipeg.ca addresses were part of the list.
Global News is not releasing the specific email addresses.
Ashley Madison is a Canadian-owned website that caters to married people looking to have an affair.
The website was initially hacked in July by a group called The Impact Team. The group then threatened Avid Life Media, Ashley Madison’s parent company, if they didn’t close down the cheating website that customer’s information would be released.
The information was dumped on Tuesday. Several security analysts who have scanned the data say they believe the dump is genuine but Global News has not confirmed it.