An Australian government official made the mistake that is every office workers’ nightmare: an autofill mistake causing an email to go to the wrong person.
Except in this person’s case, the mistaken email exposed the personal details of 31 world leaders, including President Barack Obama.
“The cause of the breach was human error,” said an email sent to the Australian privacy commissioner and obtained by The Guardian under freedom of information laws.
The accidental email went to organizers of the Asian Cup soccer tournament. It had the details of all top leaders that had attended the G20 summit, an annual global policy meeting.