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Was Russian Secret Service Behind Leak of Climate-Change Emails?

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So the mutterings have prompted the question: why would Russia have an interest in scuppering the Copenhagen talks?

The plot thickens.

clipped from www.independent.co.uk

Tomcity's offices in Tomsk, Siberia

FSB accused of paying hackers to discredit scientists after stolen correspondence traced to server in Siberia

The computer hack, said a senior member of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, was not an amateur job, but a highly sophisticated, politically motivated operation. And others went further. The guiding hand behind the leaks, the allegation went, was that of the Russian secret services.

The leaked emails
were originally posted on a server in the Siberian city of Tomsk, at a firm called Tomcity, an internet security business.
The FSB security services, descendants of the KGB, are believed to invest significant resources in hackers, and the Tomsk office has a record of issuing statements congratulating local students on hacks aimed at anti-Russian voices, deeming them “an expression of their position as citizens, and one worthy of respect”.
“It’s a carefully made selection of emails and documents that’s not random. This is 13 years of data, and it’s not a job of amateurs.”
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Written by Steve

December 9, 2009 at 8:12 am

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