November 25, 2009 in Educational Institutions
The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) is a research organization affiliated with the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. The CRU is considered to be one of the leading institutions concerned with the research of anthropogenic climate change. The CRU is largely funded by public and private grants, having only three salaried positions with the University of East Anglia. In November 2009, a server operated by the CRU was hacked and a file containing more than 160MB of private emails, documents, and information was released to various internet sources.