[funsec] E-mail gaffe leads to billion-dollar news leak

Drsolly drsollyp at drsolly.com
Mon Feb 11 14:59:11 CST 2008


On Mon, 11 Feb 2008, Juha-Matti Laurio wrote:

> When your e-mail goes to the inbox of wrong person...
> 
> "A simple e-mail slip-up, the kind any one of us could make at any time:
> A Philadelphia lawyer addresses his electronic missive to an Alex Berenson instead of Bradford Berenson.
> 
> But what happens next is anything but routine; it's front-page news in the New York Times.
> That's because Alex Berenson happens to be a reporter for the New York Times...."

Huh. Did the law firm forget to put that vital disclaimer "If this isn't 
for you, then don't read it" tag at the end of each email in six 
languages? Serves them right, they should know better - that disclaimer 
would have protected their communication.



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