Computer Crime

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 30th June 2005.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in each year since 2001–02; and for each year on how many occasions computer systems have been illegally accessed by computer hackers (i)within and (ii) outside his Department.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Foreign Secretary

There is no evidence of any successful hacking attacks being mounted against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 2002 nor is there any evidence of computer based fraud.

Details of recorded thefts of computers are as follows:

Laptops Personal computers
2001–02(16)
2002–03 4 0
2003–04 2 0
2004–05 3 2

(16)No records exist for this period

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