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[ISN] National Assembly probe into IT security breach

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Sep 24 2010 - 08:11:08 GMT
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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-politics/welsh-politics-news/2010/09/23/national-assembly-probe-into-it-security-breach-91466-27324949/

By Martin Shipton
Western Mail
WalesOnline.co.uk
Sept 23 2010

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY officials have launched an investigation into how a
serious security breach occurred on the computer network used by AMs and
their staff.

The breach, which happened on Tuesday morning, could have led to
confidential files relating to AMs’ constituents being accessed by
unauthorised Assembly employees.

Shadow Environment Minister Angela Burns has written to Claire Clancy,
chief executive of the Assembly Commission, asking for an inquiry to be
set up.

She said: “This has the potential to be a very serious lapse in IT
security that could easily have implications for data protection.

"Thousands of constituents who write to their AMs have confidential
information stored on a private drive. I am worried these files could
have been accessed by anyone working at the Assembly.

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