Computer Crime

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Shadow Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in (i) 2000 and (ii) 2001; and on how many occasions in those years computer systems have been illegally accessed by computer hackers (A) within and (B) outside his Department.

Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)

Within my Department and its agencies over the last two years there have been no cases of computer hacking from (A) within or (B) outside and no instances of fraudulent use of computers although there have been 16 cases of theft in 1999–2000 and nine in 2000–01.

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