The British military has been hit by a total of 4,000 security breaches in four years – and the problem is getting worse.

Mistakes made by senior military staff are behind many of the breaches. Of the five separate incidents every working day in 2013, many were a risk to national security.

A Parliamentary question revealed there were 3,892 ‘security information incidents’ from 2010 to the end of 2013. In 2010 there were 885 security breaches, rising to 1,194 in 2013.

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