There have been over 4,000 security breaches at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the past four years, according to information revealed in a parliamentary question.
Secure information has been leaked through mistakes by senior military officials, it was claimed. Some of these leaks have reportedly resulted in threats to national security.
The answer to a parliamentary question revealed there were five “security information incidents” every day in 2013 – a total of 1,194.
There were 3,892 breaches in total between 2010 and the end of 2013.
One defense source said access to mobile phones in areas with “secret” information was to blame for a number of the security leaks.