HC Deb 31 October 2001 vol 373 cc755-6W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many cases of computer(a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department has recorded in 2000 and 2001; and on how many occasions in 2000 and 2001 computer systems in his Department have been illegally accessed by computer hackers (i) within and (ii) outside his Department. [11003]

Mr. Wills

The number of cases of computer hacking, fraud and theft recorded by the Lord Chancellor's Department is as follows:

2000 2001
(a) Hacking 2 2
(b) Fraud 0 0
(c) Theft 11 12
Illegal access by computer hackers
(a) Within 0 1
(b) Outside 2 1

No protectively marked information was lost in the incidents of theft and the hacking incidents caused no damage to the departmental computer systems.