Monday, 13 December 2010

Wikileaks on cyber attacks against climate scientists as soon as June 2009.

The French newspaper Le Monde reports (WikiLeaks : pirates informatiques contre climatologues) that among the documents in Wilkileaks there’s a diplomatic telegram about an attack though an infected pdf, sent in a mail dressed up to look like it was coming from the National journal. against the Division of Ocean Affairs.

Date : June 19, 2009. Or a couple of months before the climategate-affair and the COP 15 in Copenhagen.  

The telegram also warns that as long as climate negotiations continue, such cybercrime attempts probably will persist and people working on climate issues are at high risk.

How prophetic.