The UK-based Hadley Climate Research Unit (CRU), at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, is reported to have sufferered a security breach which has resulted in many confidential emails and files being uploaded to the internet.
A 61MB zip file containing information stolen from one of the world’s leading climate research centres, was posted onto an anonymous FTP server in Russia, accompanied by a note saying:
We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps.
We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents
In total it is believed that the unknown hacker accessed 1079 emails (some of which are marked as “Highly Confidential”) and over 3800 documents. A spokesman for the Climate Research Unit…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.