I came across this interesting comment at Climate Audit Mirror.
Dale WyckoffHere is exactly what it said (Dale is not far off) from the place that got the message and first responded to it. The Air Vent.
Oh, and while I’m at it. I’m wondering if this hacker is following the BigGovernment/ACRON model where releases are concerned. I note the message notifying about the first release said it was a “random sample”.
Perhaps whoever did this is waiting for The Team to make firm statements.
FOIA saidThe link is dead so don't waste your time.
November 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm
We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps.
We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents.
Hopefully it will give some insight into the science and the people behind it.
This is a limited time offer, download now: http://ftp.tomcity.ru/incoming/free/FOI2009.zip
So do I think that there may be a lot more of this waiting in the wings? Could be. Or it could be misdirection to try and keep the guilty parties at least somewhat honest. What is called in the business - a bluff.