Massive US Military Email Typo Leads to Unintended Transfer of Millions of Messages to Mali: Report
Millions of US military emails, some containing highly sensitive information, have reportedly been routed to Mali due to a single typo in the email address domain. Instead of entering “.MIL” as the intended domain, “.ML” was mistakenly used, leading to the exposure of data such as diplomatic documents, tax returns, passwords, and travel details of high-ranking officers. The misdirected emails have been landing with a contractor responsible for managing Mali’s country domain. However, control of the .ML domain will soon be transferred to Mali’s government, which has ties to Russia.