Wikileaks leaks its own confidential donor list

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Wikileaks leaks its own confidential donor list

Antony Savvas

Document leaking site Wikileaks has leaked one of its own documents containing a list of its confidential donors after an email mishap.

Someone from the whistle-blowing site sent an emergency fund-raising appeal to previous donors. But instead of hiding email addresses from the other recipients by using the Bcc field, the sender put 58 addresses into the To field, revealing all the addresses to recipients.

Someone then submitted the email as a leaked document, writing, "Wikileaks leaks its own donors, aww irony. Bcc next time kthx."

Wikileaks chose to publish the email and the donors' email addresses this week. The Wikileaks entry noted the email was submitted "possibly to test the project's principles of complete impartiality when dealing with whistleblowers".


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