View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
July 23, 1990

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY PLANS DEFENCE SECRETS RAID ?

By CBR Staff Writer

The National Security Agency is planning to steal defence secrets from Hoskyns, Logica SD-Scicon and ICL, according to the Mail on Sunday: an article alleges that the dastardly plan involves hacking into companies’ management computers and planting a bug which reads sensitive information; a spokesman for Hoskyns says the whole idea is ..absolutely absurd, complete balderdash, and obvious rubbish even for the Mail on Sunday… Hoskyns doesn’t keep clients’ information on its management computers, and data pertaining to clients is of an invoicing and administrative nature; Logica takes a similarly sceptical line and describes the article as scaremongering Sunday journalism which it wasn’t asked to comment on before publication; none of its defence-oriented work is done on management computers, but on separate machines in a secure environment which the company says would be extremely difficult to hack into; SD-Scicon’s official comment is no comment, but as with the other three companies, it isolates classified defence material from management computers; ICL emphasises that any system devoted to Ministry of Defence work is given a security clearance by the Ministry, and it is entirely separate from management systems.

Topics in this article :
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU