by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 8:33pm
Oh those wacky US Marshals. As you may have heard, they recently began to auction off the Bitcoins seized when Silk Road was shut down (though, some may argue it's a little early given that the trial over the site hasn't happened yet). However, the US Marshals then pulled off one of the oldest email errors around, including the list of possible bidders in the "cc:" field instead of the "bcc:" field. This is like a 1990s-era mistake. The Marshal Service has apologized, noting that the email was just sent to people who had emailed in questions about the auction (so, not necessarily bidders), but it still seems like a pretty big faux pas.
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