E-mail typos result in 20GB of stolen data

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(WIRED) -- Two researchers who set up doppelganger domains to mimic legitimate domains belonging to Fortune 500 companies say they managed to vacuum up 20 gigabytes of misaddressed e-mail over six months.

The intercepted correspondence included employee usernames and passwords, sensitive security information about the configuration of corporate network architecture that would be useful to hackers, affidavits and other documents related to litigation in which the companies were embroiled, and trade secrets, such as contracts for business transactions.

"Twenty gigs of data is a lot of data in six months of really doing nothing," said researcher Peter Kim from the Godai Group. "And nobody knows this is happening."
E-mail typos result in 20GB of stolen data - CNN.com
 

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Look at all the typos on this board! I would think that people would double check any address though when they putting it in their contact list.

I wonder how much was lost back in the day when you had to type everything in!
 

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