Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Russia Cyber Criminals Linked to Hacked Climate e-Mails

Geoff Earle writes on The New York Post:

The scandal of the hacked climate-change e-mails may bear the fingerprints of Russia's notorious intelligence services.

The hacker who got the e-mails, in which top scientists discussed keeping data from global-warming skeptics, was working from the Siberian city of Tomsk at a private firm called Tomcity, Britain's Daily Mail reported.

"It's very common for hackers in Russia to be paid for their services," said Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Russia is a top energy producer and has resisted tough new international climate regulations.



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