Even the Taliban hate Microsoft Outlook

From a glorious article at ABCNews.com:

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.”

Overall, there were some 400 persons involved.

Ooopsie!

BZ

 

 

4 thoughts on “Even the Taliban hate Microsoft Outlook

  1. Well… This was obviously just an innocent mistake… and it would therefore be “unfair” of the U.S. to take the list into evidence. At least the White House, State Department, and Homeland Security would say as much.

    This brings to mind all the cyber bills that are on the horizon. Some of which are very ominous indeed.

    It also brings this to mind:
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1

    Now…. I like the NSA. Or…. I at least like to think that I like the NSA.
    But, I have seen nothing likeable coming from Homeland security.
    Green eggs and ham. (Ham and green eggs)

    Let’s just say this… I hope the guys on our side are watching those who are watching us.

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