Written Answers. - Computer Hacking.

Denis Naughten

Question:

681 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Science 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. [8195/01]

My Department's computer system and website security have not been breached through hacking at any time within the past three years. Secure fire-walling arrangements are in place to deter attempts at hacking and none has taken place within the past three years, in so far as it is possible to ascertain.