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Mail to Mali: US Army Reportedly Sends Confidential Emails to Africa

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The discovery was revealed to the media by a Dutch entrepreneur who held a contract to manage Mali's national web domain for ten years. He reportedly amassed a collection of tens of thousands of e-mails sent to the wrong place.
The US military has been sending letters to Mali for years due to a typo, British media has reported.
The typo was rooted in similar domains: the US Army has a ".mil" domain, while in Mali, mail ends with the suffix ".ml".
According to the media, the e-mails included medical records, maps of US military installations, financial records and official travel planning documents, as well as some diplomatic messages.
Dutch internet entrepreneur Johannes Zuurbier has contacted US authorities to alert them to the leak, saying his contract with the Malian government will soon expire.

Control of the ".ml" domain was due to revert on Monday from Zuurbier to Mali’s government, which would be able to gather the misdirected emails.

The Pentagon spokesperson responded to British media that they are aware of the situation and are taking steps to address it.
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