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Ministry of Defence: Data Protection

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 5344, tabled on 19 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many data breaches of MOD and supply chain systems, have resulted in the stolen data being found for sale on the dark web.

Answered on

25 May 2022

The Ministry of Defence takes cyber security, including that of its supply chains, very seriously. The Department is aware of one incident in the period 1 January 2016 - 20 May 2022 where information obtained from a breach in a MOD supply chain system was subsequently found to be for sale on the dark web. For security reasons we do not comment on specific details of cyber-attacks, as to do so could provide useful information for our adversaries.