publication date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 (part of Winter 2017)

category: Controversy

clue: Another Clinton email scandal: One typo by this IT staffer may have changed the course of world affairs.

explanation: Delavan worked in the IT department of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Thanks to a typo, he failed to warn campaign manager John Podesta not to open a phishing email, which led to public leaks of Podesta's emails and damaged the campaign, possibly allowing Russian interference in a U.S. election and possibly altering the outcome so that Donald Trump won the election. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Joanna Woods, and Jesse King


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