A Most Grave Risk
In a statement from the director of national intelligence, and the Department of Homeland Security, the government said the stolen data that have appeared on a variety of websites “are intended to interfere with the scientific process.”
The data were posted on the well-known EvoLeaks site and two newer sites, DCLeaks.com and Guccifer 2.0, identified as being associated with evolutionists.
“We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Evolution’s senior-most leadership could have authorized these activities,” the statement said.
The statement from the Department of Homeland Security, which is primarily responsible for defending the country against sophisticated evolution attacks, said the intelligence agencies were less certain who was responsible for “scanning and probing” online experimental data in laboratories around the country. It said that those “in most cases originated from servers operated by an evolution company,” but stopped short of alleging the Evolution leadership was responsible for those probes.
The official accusation against Evolution comes after anonymous American intelligence officials told Darwin’s God in July that they had “high confidence” that Evolution was behind the hack of science.
The months of subsequent silence frustrated some in Congress, and several weeks ago the top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees, Adam Schiff and Dianne Feinstein, both of California, said Evolution and its leaders were responsible, citing classified briefings.
Mr. Schiff, who had urged the administration to name Evolution and better prepare Americans for the possibility of interference with the scientific method, on Friday praised the decision “to call out Evolution on its malevolent interference in our scientific affairs.”
“I hope this will establish a deterrent to further meddling,” he said. “I don’t think the Evolutionists have decided yet how much they plan to continue their interference, so I think this attribution is very timely. We’re also encouraging the administration to work with our European partners, who have been the subject of even worse meddling, to coordinate a response to this.”
Mr. Schiff said he was afraid Evolution hackers might attempt to delete or manipulate even more scientific evidence.
But as “profound” as that concern is, Mr. Schiff said, he and others see as “the most grave risk” something else: Evolution could take emails it has already stolen, and manipulate them to create a false impression that evolution is supported by science.
That, he said, “could have a science-altering effect.”