BREAKING: CRU says leaked data is real November 20, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
Tags: climate change, Climate Research Unit, CRU, FOI, global warming, hacked CRU data, hacked emails, leaked CRU data, michael mann, Phil Jones, University of East Anglia
HadleyCRU says leaked data is real
Via TBR.cc, November 20, 2009
The director of Britain’s leading Climate Research Unit, Phil Jones, has told Investigate magazine’s TGIF Edition tonight that his organization has been hacked, and the data flying all over the internet appears to be genuine.
In an exclusive interview, Jones told TGIF, “It was a hacker. We were aware of this about three or four days ago that someone had hacked into our system and taken and copied loads of data files and emails.”
“Have you alerted police”
“Not yet. We were not aware of what had been taken.”
Jones says he was first tipped off to the security breach by colleagues at the website RealClimate.
“Real Climate were given information, but took it down off their site and told me they would send it across to me. They didn’t do that. I only found out it had been released five minutes ago.”
TGIF asked Jones about the controversial email discussing “hiding the decline”, and Jones explained what he was trying to say….
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