Thousands of potentially secret US military emails are being sent to an African country due to typos

A decade-long blunder on the part of the US military may have taken a serious turn that could see the forces now risk sharing sensitive information with countries like Russia.

Over the last week alone, nearly 1,000 messages were accidentally sent to email addresses ending in .ml – a domain that represents the African nation of Mali – instead of .mil military domains, due to a simple one-character typo.