The hazards of email
Posted: 17 November 2012 02:14 AM   [ Ignore ]
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We’ve all made mistakes like this, right?

omewhere out there, Mullah Omar must be shaking his head.

In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference.He publicly CC’d the names of everyone on his mailing list.

The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid’s email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.

“Taliban have included all 4 of my email addresses on the leaked distribution list,” tweeted journalist Mustafa Kazemi, a prolific Kabul-based tweeter with more than 9,500 followers. “Quite reassuring to my safety.”

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Posted: 17 November 2012 02:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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And maybe for good meassure also his CIA contacts whom he is reporting to as well…

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Posted: 17 November 2012 08:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Oops…

Granted, the CIA likely has most of those anyway, but it’s still a fairly signifigant breach.

To be fair, this is more for ‘press release’ stuff, not secret communications and the like.

Still hilarious.

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Posted: 17 November 2012 09:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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You just know the CIA is going to be adding a bunch of ip addresses to their monitoring list if they aren’t there already.

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