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[members-discuss] [rpd] Privacy breach of nomcom2015's Mailing List

Dorothy K. Gordon director-general at
Mon Jun 8 16:05:19 UTC 2015

I believe we are spending too much energy on this.  We can wait for the full report. In the meantime with the facts we have we will draw our conclusions on whether the situation was handled ethically or not. Let us get a clear deadline on the technical dimension so we are clear on whether we were hacked or not. In the meantime peace.


Dorothy K. Gordon
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lu Heng" < at>
To: "Sander Steffann" <sander at>
Cc: "AfriNIC Discuss" <members-discuss at>, "AfriNIC List" <rpd at>
Sent: Monday, 8 June, 2015 3:50:24 PM GMT +00:00 Casablanca / Monrovia
Subject: Re: [members-discuss] [rpd] Privacy breach of nomcom2015's Mailing List


I believe sander's action is legitimate and seeing nothing wrong with it(could be better though, it is better he inform all board member at same time but not his personal friend), as Alan as already clearly stated in the Afrinic meeting that no charge will be pressed against anyone in this case, I think this case is over. 

And I as community member appreciate sender identify a flow in the mailing list and helped us fixed it. 

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 4:50 PM, Sander Steffann < sander at > wrote: 

Hello Badru, 

> Again hot air to think the community is blind. 
> You know there was no public direct email for you to click. 
> Using your knowledge and maybe alongside a former staff member with knowledge you managed to get to the link. We all know it was not publicly available. 

This is incorrect: the information was listed as *a public mailing list* on . Multiple people have confirmed this, including independent community members, afrinic staff and the afrinic CEO. 

> An apology would be easier and better especially the fact that you are employed by a sister RIR. 

I am not. I am a member of the RIPE community and I am a working group chair in that community. I am not employed by RIPE NCC. 

> Makes me wonder what their take is on your actions especially the fact that they probably funded your trip 

They didn't. I paid for the trip myself. To be perfectly clear: RIPE NCC did not pay *anything* for this trip. They weren't even aware I was attended until they met me at the meeting venue. 

I have no idea what your intentions are by stating this false information, but please stop doing so. 

Sander Steffann 
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