ONS statement about allegations from LulzSec that it had hacked into Census 2011 data
Issue date: 21 July 2011
The Office for National Statistics reaffirmed today that personal census information is secure and an allegation made yesterday that it has been hacked is without foundation.
Census Director, Glen Watson, said:
“I can reassure the public that their census records are secure. We have strict measures in place protecting the nation’s census information. The claim that hackers got in looks like a hoax and our investigation concluded that there is no sign of any suspicious activity. The alleged hackers have also denied any involvement.
“However, we are not complacent and will remain vigilant. The security and confidentiality of census data remain our top priority."