HC Deb 14 February 2003 vol 400 cc176-7W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of computer(a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft his Department recorded in 2001–02; and on how many occasions computer systems have been illegally accessed by computer hackers (i) within and (ii) outside his Department. [97566]

Ruth Kelly

Recorded cases for each type were as follows:

Type HMT IR C&E Total
External hacking 1 0 0 1
Internal hacking 0 0 0 0
Fraud 0 2 0 2
Theft 3 75 34 112

All the above incidents were investigated and reported to the Government's Unified Incident Reporting and Alert Scheme (UNIRAS).