It is simply not possible to make government databases 100% secure, so it is absolute folly to put all the precious personal data of our citizens in one place. The government's claims that ID cards will cut identity fraud look increasingly unrealistic. If the ID card database is breached, people could find their iris scans and finger prints as well as personal data and National Insurance numbers stolen.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Home Office IT systems hacked 5 times
The Home Office has admitted that its computers have been hacked into five times in the last five years (thanks, David!). Mark Hunter MP commented: