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[rpd] Privacy breach of nomcom2015's Mailing List

Sunday Folayan sunday.folayan at
Sat Jun 6 18:22:28 UTC 2015

Dear Noah,

The issue was discussed and resolved on the floor of the AGMM, after the
CEO briefed members that it was a configuration error, which left the
supposed private list open to anyone to subscribe.

The list logs did identify the two parties who subscribed. I am sure the
AGMM minutes will contain the revelations, confessions/admissions and
discussions that followed.

In summary, NOMCOM's slate was not affected, its activities undisrupted
and AfriNIC CEO does not want to press charges, so the issue is closed.

Best Regards ...

Sunday Folayan.
Board Chair

On 06/06/2015 19:12, Noah wrote:
> Hi Sunday,
> This was unfortunate however, we as the community are anxiously waiting for
> an update on how far the investigation have gone seeing you indicated that
> you would task the CEO to launch an investigation into the circumstances
> the breach of privacy of the nomcom015 mailing-list.
> It's our hope that the investigation have been launched and some progress
> is being made towards pursuing the perpetrators.
> Keep the community posted.............
> Noah
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 2:57 AM, Sunday Folayan <sunday.folayan at>
> wrote:
>> Dear Members,
>> The Board has received the report that the AFRINIC nomcom2015 mailing
>> list was breached. Anyone could have subscribed to the list and then
>> gained access to the archives. The problem must have existed since the
>> creation of the list and was only corrected in the afternoon of Tuesday
>> 2nd June 2015.
>> There is a confirmed report that this hole was indeed exploited, and a
>> dump of the archive is now circulating in the community. This is an
>> unacceptable conduct that must be condemned.
>> I have requested the CEO to launch an investigation into the
>> circumstances that led to the breach, as well as necessary remedial
>> actions. We will expect a report on this.
>> We all desire transparency, but it must be done in an ethical manner. If
>> this is an attempt to undermine the on-going election process, we must
>> work to eliminate this kind of behaviour in the community.
>> Sincerely,
>> Sunday Adekunle Folayan
>> Board Chair.
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