Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CRU Hack Not A Leak

From Nature's recent interview will Phil Jones

...the hack of the server was a sophisticated attack. Although the police and the university say only that the investigation is continuing, Nature understands that evidence has emerged effectively ruling out a leak from inside the CRU, as some have claimed. And other climate-research organizations are believed to have told police that their systems survived hack attempts at the same time.

Not that this is a particularly surprising conclusion; Frank Bi has been investigating the CRU hack since the story broke, almost exactly a year ago. The whole notion that it was an inside job by some dissident CRu employee never had much credibility among those not wearing tin-foil hats.

More here.

5 comments:

frank -- Decoding SwiftHack said...

Thanks bigcitylib. Though I'd still like to know what's this "evidence" that Nature is alluding to. I think I'll ask.

-- frank

Paul S said...

Nature has no evidence is my guess.

frank -- Decoding SwiftHack said...

Paul S, why do you hate the idea of asking questions?

-- frank

Paul S said...

Ask away Frank. But Nature won't answer your questions.

frank -- Decoding SwiftHack said...

Nature's David Adam has replied.