Ashley Madison hacker list users include city of Houston employees

By Jennifer Bauer - Reporter

HOUSTON - The email addresses of millions of users of the extramarital affair website Ashley Madison have been posted online and Channel 2 news has confirmed several of those addresses are connected to city, county and school district emails in the Houston area.

KPRC 2 has found five email accounts for city employees, seven for Harris County employees, three with the Houston Independent School District and one with Fort Bend I.S.D.

There are more than 100 email addresses linked to state workers and Channel 2's search also found 61 email addresses linked to NASA.

Hackers broke into the Ashley Madison database and now anyone can see the list of members, something users thought was private information.

"Is it generally convincing proof?  Yeah, but does it mean you're guilty of something?  Absolutely not," said Brian Wice, Channel 2 legal analyst.

Wice  pointed out just because someone's email address is linked to the website doesn't mean they were the person using it.

Even if the person is using it, legally not much can happen."

The fact that you've cheated on your spouse doesn't mean you're going to get fired," he said.

But it's a different story if the person was using the website at work on a company-issued computer. Wice warns people should use Ashley Madison at their own risk, depending on your company's employment policy you could potentially lose your job.

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