Guardian: Let’s get him

The Guardian is looking for clues to indicate the identity of the one behind Climategate.

What does this file really tell us, if anything, about the identity of the hacker?

For example, there are the stylistic writing quirks. And what about the quotes at the beginning that help to underscore the “motivation” behind releasing the emails? Where do they come from? The motivation is obvious enough, but do these clues help to paint a profile – nationality, cultural heritage, competence with computers etc – of the perpetrator?

I’ve had a go below but I’m really like to draw on your collective wisdom, so please use the comments below to offer your own thoughts, speculations and theories about what this file might tell us about the hacker’s profile (and the police who are sure to be also scrutinising it for potential clues).

No doubt they’re looking to prosecute the “hacker”, but they have ignored the possibility that it is in fact a whistleblower that is behind it.

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3 Responses to Guardian: Let’s get him

  1. TinyCO2 says:

    I think they’ve also failed to consider the effects of catching him/her/them.

    First we’ll get the password for the encrypted folders. There is a claim out there that the most juicy emails have been issued already but comparing the first and second batches, there are a good supply of goodies spread throughout. This hints that the remainder may have some really good stuff too.

    Next I think the person’s involved will be a sympathetic character to hacker types (regardless of whether it’s a leak or not) and climate change supporters may find themselves under a real attack, rather than the fake one they keep whining about.

    Then there would have to be a trial and there’s a lot of us out there willing to help a fighting fund. It could be the best opportunity to get the issue before the public. Imagine having someone like Steve McIntyre as an expert witness.

    Catching him/her/them would be more damaging than leaving it well alone.

  2. papiertigre says:

    The question is what would they do if they caught Foia? Malicious truth telling isn’t a crime, despite the way UKGuardian treats it.

  3. Tom Harley says:

    Wasn’t the Guardian happy with the Wikileaks ‘leaks’? Maybe they should name Assange as the leaker, as he claims he was responsible for leaking the first lot…lol

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