Chip theft warning

Barristers' chambers have been advised to increase security measures to protect their PCs and to back up all their data. The warning came from John Horne, secretary of Bar services and information technology at the Bar Council, in response to the recent spate of thefts of computer chips from offices. Horne pointed to various thefts reported in the computer trade press of thieves gaining entry to office premises and removing chips from the computers.