Earlier this month, hackers released 10 gigabytes worth of information stolen from the online dating, er, cheating website Ashley Madison. That information included email addresses, credit card transactions, and profiles for 37 million Ashley Madison users. So when we heard that some of them were ESPN employees, we weren't surprised.
What is kind of surprising, though, is just how many ESPN employees were reportedly using the site. According to a Deadspin report released this afternoon, there were more than 100 ESPN employees—101 to be exact—who registered for the site through ESPN's IP address. Of those 101 people, 39 actually used their ESPN email addresses. And Deadspin found that many of them were high-ranking employees within The Worldwide Leader in Sports. They listed everything from senior finance directors to SportsCenter producers (though it should be noted that they didn't name any names), and they also pointed out that about 20 percent of the ESPN employees on the site were women.
There are about 4,000 people total working for ESPN on their Bristol, Conn. campus, which means the total percentage of employees on Ashley Madison was relatively small. But still, 101 people is nothing to sneeze at, especially when you consider how many of them were apparently using the site right at work. Go here to read Deadspin's full report.
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