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University of Minnesota addresses found on adultery website

MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota email addresses ranked in the top 10 for colleges with users of the extramarital affair site Ashley Madison, the online education news source Inside Higher Ed found.

MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota email addresses ranked in the top 10 for colleges with users of the extramarital affair site Ashley Madison, the online education news source Inside Higher Ed found.

The adultery site was hacked earlier this week.

Inside Higher Ed’s IT team found more unique email addresses ending in .edu than .gov or .mil - and 485 of those accounts were made with email addresses from the University of Minnesota.

It is unclear how many of the email addresses belong to U employees.

According to the Associated Press, Ashley Madison claims to have had about 39 million members, but security experts who examined the internal records put the number of email addresses at 36 million.

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Many accounts appear to be bogus and some may have been registered with the site without their owners’ consent.

Inside Higher Ed’s top 10 list: 1. Michigan State University - 696; 2. Pennsylvania State University - 679; 3. Kent State University - 653; 4. Virginia Tech - 561; 5. Ivy Tech Community College - 560; 6. Virginia Community Colleges - 541; 7. Ohio State University - 487; 8. University of Minnesota - 485; 9. University of Michigan - 450; 10. New York University - 438

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