18 Jul '12, 7pm

Hacking Inquiry Closed With Mystery Unsolved: A British police unit says it is closing an investigation into the...

A British police unit on Wednesday formally closed its criminal investigation into the unauthorized publication of thousands of sensitive scientific e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s climate change research institute, saying that it could not identify the hacker. The investigation by the Norfolk Constabulary into the data leak concluded that the hacking was a “sophisticated and carefully orchestrated attack” on the university’s digital data files by an unknown outsider operating remotely on the Internet. The police put to rest speculation that the release was the work of a mischievous or disgruntled insider at the university’s Climatic Research Unit. The original leak in November 2009, just before a crucial United Nations meeting in Copenhagen on climate change, set off an incendiary battle over the integrity of some of the world’s leading climate scientists and...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/climate-center-...

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