HC Deb 06 February 1997 vol 289 c677W
Mr. Derek Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) on how many occasions in each of the last five years computer systems have been illegally accessed by computer hackers in his Department; [14554]

(2) how many cases of computer hacking, fraud and theft, including theft of computer chips his Department has recorded in the last five years. [14555]

Sir Paul Beresford

There have been 16 cases of suspected or attempted computer hacking—none of which were proven to have resulted in illegal access—no cases of computer fraud, but 150 cases of computer theft, including thefts of computer chips, reported by my Department, including its agencies and non-departmental public bodies, over the last five years.