Where's that BCC function when you need it?
Even the Taliban believes in press releases,.. they're needed to inform on latest actions & attacks. But Taliban inadvertently attacked their own by releasing their complete list of e-mail recipients. As reported by ABC News, the press release-in-chief official Taliban spokesperson Qari Yousuf Ahmedi neglected to suppress the names by blind carbon copying e-mail recipients, thus disclosing the complete e-mail list.
So who's on the list? According to ABC News:
The list, made up of more than 400 recipients, consists mostly of journalists, but also includes an address appearing to belong to a provincial governor, an Afghan legislator, several academics and activists, an Afghan consultative committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, an Afghan warlord whose outlawed group Hezb-i-Islami is believed to be behind several attacks against coalition troops.Mustafa Kazemi, one of the outed local journalists, commented:
"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."Kazemi later tweeted
"On that Taliban email where they disclosed all 500 recipients' email addresses, there is a large number of Taliban personnel email also."No one has heard back from Qari Yousuf Ahmedi for comment.