Ex-Tory bigwig Damian Green has got caught up in the hack of AshleyMadison.com after it emerged a private email address seemingly linked to him was found on the site for love rats.
The former Minister for Police and Criminal Justice has denied ever using the website, and said he could not remember if the aol.com address used to create an account was his.
The married MP for Ashford, said: “I don’t know anything about this. It’s nothing to do with me,” he told The Mirror. He added, “I have never registered for an account with Ashley Madison.”
“I don’t know who has used this account. I’ve had so many email accounts over the years. I may have had an aol address many years ago,” said Green.
Previously unknown hacking group The Impact Team breached the website in July, and this week dumped details of 36 million fling-seekers online, of which 1.2 million are said to be Brits.
The plundered database revealed 100 people used .gov.uk and .police.uk to sign up for AshleyMadison accounts, as well some related to the US government and military.
Private sector workers also used work mail addresses to get on AshleyMadison.com, including people at IBM, HP, Cisco, Apple, Intel, Microsoft, Samsung and Qualcomm .
The mail address linking Green to AshleyMadison was uncovered by blog Political Scrapbook, which said the account was set up from Parliament on 27 March 2007.
The birth date used in the Ashley Madison account is three years after the MP was born. The security question was the maiden name of Green’s mother, Lyons.
The user name on the site is Villiers and whoever registered wrote a profile that stated: “I would love to meet and pamper a bright sassy woman who knows what she wants and how to get it.
“I’m looking for some NSA (no strings attached) fun with a woman who has sparkling eyes, a lively sense go fun and an ache for some really good sex.”
The embarrassment for Green comes after an email address for Scottish National Party MP Michelle Thomson was also found among the gigabytes of data leaked. She denied involvement and said she was a victim of hacking.
Ashley Madison does not require users to verify their email addressees, so would-be adulterers could use someone else’s details to register.