The Department of Work and Pensions has issued a statement after The Register followed up my post from yesterday which revealed that the morons in the department were bundling passwords in the same packaging with encrypted data disc and sending them off to others.
The DWP spokeswoman told El Reg,
We take the security of individuals' data extremely seriously. We have carried out a major review of procedures around the transfer of data to ensure the security of customer information. We expect all managers to monitor the application of our security controls and ensure that the correct action is taken in all cases.I think, when you cut through the PR-speak, that basically means "we don't comment on leaks especially when it's true"