An Australian spy earned the nickname 'fat fingers' after he incorrectly bugged multiple phones by entering the wrong numbers.
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security revealed the anecdote during an address at the Australian Policy Institute on Tuesday night, reported Fairfax Media.
She told the story of the time she asked a senior ASIO officer how wrong numbers had been used in multiple telephone intercepts.
'I said: 'How can this happen? There's a whole series of them here.' And the answer was: 'It's fat fingers.'