Malicious email volume
Please find below my FOI request regarding malicious emails sent to the department.
The date range for the request is for 2022. The data shall include a breakdown by individual departments (e.g. separate departments, agencies, or public bodies within the main government agency), if applicable. Where data isn't available for the entire year, please provide the data and timescale it relates to (e.g. X emails over the last 90 days).
- How many malicious emails have been successfully blocked/detected?
- If possible, please provide a breakdown of figures by malicious email type, e.g. spam, malware, phishing, and ransomware.
- What percentage of malicious emails were opened by staff?
- What percentage of malicious links in the emails were clicked on by staff?
- How many email accounts/employees are there within your department?
Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
The Gambling Commissions responses to your enquiries are as follows:
How many malicious emails have been successfully blocked/detected? 147,424
If possible, please provide a breakdown of figures by malicious email type, e.g. spam, malware, phishing, and ransomware. Phishing - 5558 Malware - 48 Spam Detections - 12830 EdgeBlockSpam -128,988
What percentage of malicious emails were opened by staff? The Gambling Commission does not hold this data.
What percentage of malicious links in the emails were clicked on by staff? We have no reported incidents where staff have clicked on a malicious link in this time period.
How many email accounts/employees are there within your department? The Gambling Commission has 546 user and shared mailboxes in total.
Please note, we only hold data relevant to the request for the last 90 days, we have run the report for the 90 days prior to 20/02/2023.
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