Hartselle Mayor Don Hall said he can’t explain how his name became associated with an online dating service marketed to married people who are seeking an extramarital affair, but he denied visiting the site.
Ashley Madison, a Canada-based site whose slogan is, “Life is short. Have an Affair,” was hacked and the personal information of more than 36 million users was stolen.
Hackers stole information in July, but started dumping the information this month, including an Alabama list that has the alleged names, addresses and e-mail accounts of Ashley Madison users.
Hall is on the Alabama list.
“I have no explanation for why I’m on the list,” he said.
Read more in Tuesday's edition of The Decatur Daily.