Government Security Breached

Silicon News reports that computer security breaches at a number of central government departments in the last year have led to confidential database records being compromised.

"Two of the departments that have been hit by security breaches include the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) and the Department for Transport (DfT)."

The DfT has admitted that eight security breaches of databases controlled by the department and its agencies have been committed by the department's staff over the last five years, resulting in a total of 96 records being compromised. In 2006 alone two breaches have occurred with 40 records being compromised.