Jul 242009
 July 24, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Non-U.S.

The government’s information security reputation suffered another blow this week, after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed that serious data breaches have risen fourfold over the past year.

The MoD’s latest resource accounts (PDF) reveal that the department suffered eight serious breaches in the 2008 to 2009 period, up from just two in the preceding year.

The worst incident involved the loss of a portable hard disk from a contractor’s premises, which contained the names, passport information and bank account details of an estimated 1.7 million people.

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