Ministry of Defence: Data Protection

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th May 2022.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many data breaches of MOD and supply chain systems, have resulted in the stolen data being found for sale on the dark web.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The Ministry of Defence takes cyber security, including that of its supply chains, very seriously. The Department is aware of one incident in the period 1 January 2016 - 20 May 2022 where information obtained from a breach in a MOD supply chain system was subsequently found to be for sale on the dark web. For security reasons we do not comment on specific details of cyber-attacks, as to do so could provide useful information for our adversaries.

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