We still have no final report from the Norfolk police on whether the ClimateGate files were a hack, or an inside job by a whistleblower. However, we do have another example emerging today that illustrates that it seems rather easy for a hacker to gain access. What’s worse, security problems have apparently been pointed out, and ignored.
This part caught my eye:
A 2011 Inspector General’s report on the agency’s computer network found that it was fraught with security holes, many of which have been known about for months without being fixed.
I wonder if CRU had the same sort of security holes and if NASA GISS suffers from some of the same issues as the rest of the agency?
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