A highly sophisticated hacking operation that led to the leaking of hundreds
of "climategate" emails from the Climatic Research Unit in East Anglia was
probably done by a foreign intelligence agency, says the British Government's
former chief scientist.
Sir David King, former Prime Minister Tony Blair's chief scientific adviser
for seven years until 2007, said the hacking and selective leaking of the unit's
emails going back 13 years bore the hallmarks of a co-ordinated intelligence
operation - especially given their release before the Copenhagen climate
conference in December.