Like its namesake Watergate, "Climategate" started with a break-in. But this
one was a cyber theft.
IT security experts say hackers for hire likely broke into the email of
climate researchers in rural England; and they knew what they were looking for.
Key words like "trick" were as valuable as jewels.
Audun Josang IT security expert told CNN: "With the high stakes involved in
the climate debate it had to happen that some climate research institutes’
emails were hacked."
Now everyone wants to know how hackers got their hands on those emails.