Officials are investigating after dozens of .gov email domains with ties to Indiana city and state government entities were among the millions of member email addresses outed in the Ashley Madison data breach . . .
Among them were eight domains tied to the city of Indianapolis at indy.gov . . .
Other Central Indiana domains listed in the data are tied to Carmel, Greenwood, Hamilton County and Madison County.
Greenwood officials said they quickly looked into the matter as soon as they found out . . .
Several .gov domains also show up with ties to state agencies such as Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Public Retirement System and the attorney general. They, too, are probing employee activity . . .I would add to the list of local government employees affected by the released documents, Bloomington, Franklin, Monticello, Terre Haute and South Bend. Greenwood officials told The Star the e-mail addresses attributed to their e-mail server were invalid. A spokesman for the City of Indianapolis and the Department of Correction told The Star they were still investigating the matter to determine if there were any employees who violated computer use policies.
UPDATE: The South Bend Tribune acknowledges South Bend and Mishawaka government e-mail accounts are implicated in the leaked data from Ashley Madison. Incredibly, the report credits the Indianapolis Star with first reporting on state and local government e-mail accounts being included in the leaked data. Sorry guys, but Advance Indiana first reported it. The Indianapolis Star merely picked up on the story first reported on this blog. South Bend City Clerk John Verde has confirmed he once opened an account with the site using his city e-mail address while he was single. He says he stopped using it as a dating site some time ago.
It also appears Bloomington has confirmed the authenticity of three e-mail accounts tied to its e-mail server. Two belong to firefighters currently employed by the city, while a third belonged to a former employee of the city.