Aug 24, 2015 5:46 PM

NH cities, towns taking action after workers' email addresses released in Ashley Madison hack

NASHUA - Email addresses of 7 town and city workers in New Hampshire are among those released by the hack involving the cheating website Ashley Madison.

The slogan on is 'Life is short. Have an affair.' It helps husbands and wives connect with other spouses looking to cheat. While the website promised confidentiality for it's paying customers, hackers released addresses recently, exposing thousands of military and government issued email addresses.

After investigating, NH1 News learned the following:

Manchester: 4 city employee email addresses are under investigation by the I.T. department. If found to be valid, Mayor Ted Gatsas said the City Solicitor will handle each case.

Nashua: Mayor Donnalee Lozeau told NH1 News she confronted 1 employee but would not release any further information, calling the issue 'a personnel matter.'

Dover: The I.T. department is looking into one email address. City Manager Mike Joyal said the person involved could face disciplinary action under the city's 'acceptable use' policy.

Milford: An investigation revealed a former town employee had registered with Ashley Madison. That person no longer works for the town and no action will be taken.

Ashley Madison said users can register with any valid email address and there is no verification process.


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