AFP via Velonews has Lab admitting some "typing error" in Landis LDP. Slightly different AFP version here, also CyclingPost. The original Le Monde story is here, (machine english here) and emailer Marc provides this translation:
The national doping detection laboratory (LNDD) at Châtenay-Malabry (Hauts-de-Seine department, which was the target of a data piracy attack aiming at discrediting it (Le Monde 15 nov.--[note: le Monde is an evening paper published with the next day's date on it, so the Nov. 15 le Monde was yesterday's]), indeed did commit an error during the processing of Tour de France winner Floyd Landis' positive test for testosterone. According to our sources, the rider's B sample--whose analysis confirmed the presence of exogenous testosterone--was mistakenly logged with the wrong number in the official summary of the second analysis.
Floyd Landis' ID number was 995 474, while the lab's summary had it written as 994 474. This purely administrative error does not mean that the positive B sample was not the American's. But it was used by his lawyers today--who also are promising to present "new elements of the defense" Friday Nov. 17 in Tucson AZ--to challenge the positive doping test.
Also of interest, in paragraph 4, a police source states:
As of today, no one has been identified as the presumed author of this attack. We're only in the evidence-gathering phase. We're like the detectives who turn up at the scene of a crime.Interesting stuff about organizational changes and Bordry too.
Le Figaro has a new article, translated by machine
Similar report from AP, with outgoing fire from Jacobs. IHT gets its own story from Sam Abt, after talking with Henson. Headlined: Landis camp denies it hacked computers at French laboratory. German Press agency story; Bloomberg too.
AP via Velonews has Mr. Pound talking about it all. Lets the typo off the hook, says monitoring everything, Landis will get his hearing, confidence in Lab. Want support for revision of the WADA code; also Reuters. Carlton of Bikebiz posts audio of the interview.
Eurosport reports Austrian libel suit by ski coach against Mr. Pound going forward.
Mail to Velonews thinks hacking lab shows shoddy practice, implications against Landis are smears.
20minutes.fr, translated, reviews hacking and forecasts slide show 2.0.
CyclingNews anticipates new slide show, and touches on hacking incident.
Spinopsys says it's starting to look like "Spy vs Spy" ( can Alfred E Newman be far behind?)
All this over what appears to be a pretty amateurish attempt by some disgruntled or fame seeking idiot attempting to get their jollies from the media attention and sturm und drang generated on both sides of this case - in this instance I’m thinking one fifteen year old, an all-nighter, Google translate and sixteen cans of Jolt.TdfBlog notes coincidental timing of breaking this apparently ongoing hacker story two days after the TV interview.
French Blog, translated, thinks it's cheat, deny, deny, attack lab, hack.
Michael Wentz takes the "typing error" admission and runs.
VeloGal does zee zame zing. As does AMcGLtd.
TdfBlog picks up too, translated.
SayOw changes his mind.
PJ weighs in, ditto dmotion.
Red State Rampage starts a political screed observing Landis seems to have been screwed.
Landis on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel next Tuesday.
At comp.os.linux.advocacy, there's always a Microsoft angle.
At rec.bicycles.racing, one post offers a QoD candidate:
When did l'Equipe retract a story? I certainly don't remember it, in fact they stand over what they wrote..While another wonders
And to wrap up, our lesson in Hax0r speak:
What I surmised happened is that the Lamer tried to get into the system, failed, and then forged the lab reports - they are apparently forged - then dummied up the emails with the spoofed 'sender' fields. It's easy to do, and Davey has actually been doing it the last week or so since he got a net connection again until he can get all the configs etc. updated and DNS changed over. . .
But if the perpetrator is liked to Landis, it could be another nail in his coffin
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You are truly a net nerd if this cartoon has you ROFL.