Report: NC officials found on Ashley Madison website

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – More than 30 North Carolina state and local government email addresses were uncovered by N.C. Capitol Connection, an online publication from the Civitas Institute, as part of the Ashley Madison hack, Civitas said in a news release.

More than 10,000 government and military email addresses were released in the hack of the online affair site Ashley Madison. Ashley Madison is an online site that looks to help people cheat on their spouses.

Thirty of those are believed to be state and local government officials in North Carolina, according to Civitas. Civitas is a conservative organization with headquarters in Raleigh.

According to a Civitas release, N.C. Capitol Connection is still uncovering additional state government email addresses.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg of government employees using taxpayer resources for personal use. Unfortunately, people will be distracted by the salacious nature of this abuse and not the fact that North Carolinians are being taxed to support government at all levels using state and local resources to engage in this activity at work as opposed to serving the people of North Carolina,” the release stated.

Some of the addresses are from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, Moore County and the cities of Greensboro, Charlotte and Greenville, Civitas said.

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