Written Answers. - Computer Hacking.

Denis Naughten

Question:

594 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation if his Department's computer system or website has been hacked or if an attempt to hack it has occurred in the past three years; if so, when such an incident took place; the measures which have been put in place to protect against hacking; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8194/01]

Both my Department and our Internet service provider operate industry-standard "firewall" software, designed to prevent unauthorised access to our information technology systems and website. No attempts to hack into the Department's computer systems or website have been recorded to date.