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Government investigating how staff emails were added to Ashley Madison

Use your Government email to sign up to an affairs website, you're gonna have a bad time - Queensland IT investigating how its workers ended up on the list
By: Chris Smith | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Aug 20, 2015 1:31 pm

In recent news, dating and affairs website Ashley Madison was hacked and user information posted on the dark web. Among this information were over 700 Australian Government email address' ranging from members of parliament to high-held positions in the police force. With more uncovered members said to be found soon, the Queensland Government wants to know exactly how its workers ended up on this list.




With these 'Queenslanders' holding positions such as detective, government official and regional Councillor, the Queensland Government's IT section are reportedly conducting a full investigation in order to find out exactly how these email addresses came to be included in these lists.


There is a possibility that some emails were signed up by other people in a bid to inconvenience a worker they don't like, however, that's not likely to be the case for all members on the list.


Life tip: If you're going to sign up for something possibly dodgy, don't use your work email address - especially if you're a Government employee.


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