UPDATE: The link to TGIF is further down this email, but we have now posted a new story on this growing scandal which you can read here after you've finished perusing the information below.
The director of Britain's leading Climate Research Unit, Phil Jones, has told Investigate magazine's TGIF Edition tonight that his organization has been hacked, and the data flying all over the internet appears to be genuine.
In an exclusive interview, Jones told TGIF, "It was a hacker. We were aware of this about three or four days ago that someone had hacked into our system and taken and copied loads of data files and emails."
"Have you alerted police"
"Not yet. We were not aware of what had been taken."
Jones says he was first tipped off to the security breach by colleagues at the website RealClimate.
"Real Climate were given information, but took it down off their site and told me they would send it across to me. They didn't do that. I only found out it had been released five minutes ago."
TGIF asked Jones about the controversial email discussing "hiding the decline", and Jones explained what he was trying to say….
More on this breaking story in TGIF Edition tonight…
UPDATE: to save any further emails from the eager as our deadline looms…TGIF will be out in about two hours…midnight NZDT
UPDATE: Just burning PDF and Flash documents, moments away
UPDATE FINAL: The link is now live at the TGIF Edition link above, underneath the Breaking News heading
For your viewing pleasure...here's why you don't need to take these climate clowns seriously: