Whitehall blunders by putting Secrets on Internet

Tuesday, April 19th 2011

Information that can be deemed as top secret from three separate departments of the government is at present available on the web due to the Whitehall officials' incompetent dealing of sensitive content, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.

The three various government departments that have had sensitive and secret documents published on the internet are; the Defense Ministry, Communities and Local Government Department and the Health Department. However these departments have hardly redacted the classified information in a proper way.

As a result of this move by the departments, sensitive details that are supposed to be concealed from the viewing range of the public are currently open for anyone who has a computer and access to broadband internet.

The security breaches were discovered last day by the leading newspaper of the United Kingdom, The Daily Telegraph, following the admission by the defense ministry that secret information regarding the nuclear submarines of the United Kingdom were very much accessible through a report of the government online.

Furthermore, blacked-out sections of the report was open for reading by using copy and paste method on its content into a different document.

The sensitive information opened up includes expert views on how effectively could the fleet tackle a catastrophic mishap.


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