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Climategate: was Russian secret service behind email hacking plot?




Climategate: was Russian secret service behind email hacking plot?
Climategate: was Russian secret service behind email hacking plot?



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6746370/Climategate-was-Russian-secret-service-behind-email-hacking-plot.html 

Telegraph.co.uk
06 Dec 2009

Thousands of emails, from the University of East Anglia's Climatic 
Research Unit (CRU) were first published on a small server in the city 
of Tomsk in Siberia.

So-called 'patriot hackers' from Tomsk have been used in the past by the 
Russian secret service, the FSB, to attack websites disliked by the 
Kremlin, such as the "denial of service" campaign launched against the 
Kavkaz-Tsentr website, over its reports about the war in Chechnya, in 
2002. 

Russia, a major oil exporter, may be trying to undermine calls to reduce 
carbon emissions ahead of the Copenhagen summit on global warming. The 
CRU emails included remarks which some claim show scientists had 
manipulated the figures to make them fit the theory that humans are 
causing global warming.

Achim Steiner, the director of the United Nations Environment Programme, 
said the theft of emails from CRU, which is a world-renowned centre for 
climate research, had similarities with the Watergate scandal which 
brought down US President Richard Nixon. 

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