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Hackers target leading climate research unit

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    Hackers target leading climate research unit



    The e-mail system of one of the world's leading climate research units has been breached by hackers.

    E-mails reportedly from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU), including personal exchanges, appeared on the internet on Thursday.

    A university spokesman confirmed the email system had been hacked and that information was taken and published without permission.

    An investigation was underway and the police had been informed, he added.

    "We are aware that information from a server used for research information in one area of the university has been made available on public websites," the spokesman stated.

    "Because of the volume of this information we cannot currently confirm that all of this material is genuine.

    "This information has been obtained and published without our permission and we took immediate action to remove the server in question from operation.

    "We are undertaking a thorough internal investigation and we have involved the police in this enquiry."

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    1. onoski
      onoski
      This has to be the hand work of a disgruntled green peace techie student from within the university:)
    2. BosonMichael
      BosonMichael
      No; more likely, it's the handiwork of someone who wants to expose the lies we've been fed about global warming.
    3. danielno8
      danielno8
      Yep, the truth about global warming is held in the East Anglia Climate Research Unit
    4. BosonMichael
      BosonMichael
      You scoff; however:

      EDIT: So what did they supposedly find when they hacked in? That data might have been manipulated: link

      More information on supposedly manipulated data: link
      Last edited: Nov 24, 2009

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