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November 20th, 2012 at 11:22 am

Taliban public relations rep accidentally leaks email list

Taliban accidentally CC-d all email addresses on their mailing list to subscribers.

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This may be good to know if you’re a terrorist organization, BCC is your friend. A Taliban spokesperson’s misstep resulted in all addresses on the Afghanistani militant movement’s email list being disclosed to the public. ABC News’ Muhammad Lila reports that Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official representative for the movement, accidentally used CC: instead of BCC: on a mass Taliban communication. Ahmedi forwarded a press release he received from another Taliban spokesperson in a mass email; instead of moving the CCs from the previous email to BCC, they stayed intact.

 

Although most of the 400-odd names on the Taliban’s mailing list belonged to local and international journalists, they also included several Afghan politicians, academics, activists, and a representative from warlord Gulbuddein Hekmatar of the outlawed Hezb-i-Islami organization.

Photo credit: ABC News

Via Fast Company

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