HC Deb 13 March 1989 vol 149 c52W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to ensure the security of British and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence computers in the light of the KGB hacking activity in West Germany and the United States of America: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The activities of the hackers in West Germany are being investigated. If this investigation indicates an increase in the threat to, or vulnerability of, British or NATO defence computer systems sufficient to warrant changes in our security policy, we will take the appropriate action to ensure that MOD information handled by these systems is adequately protected.