Given that no documents have been released showing that the NSA intentionally weakened Dual_EC_DRBG other then Bruce Schnier swearing up and down he totally saw it (he may be a good cryptographer, how good is he at reading and understanding internal memos of an intelligence agency? Why have these memos not been released, even in a redacted form if they contain other sensitive info?)
Everyone already knew it was weak. The NIST specification notes (circumspectly) that there's a possible weakness and outlines means to fix it (by generating new factors for it). What exactly does the Guardian think academics should be doing?