Malicious email volume

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Dear National Citizens Service Trust,

Please find below my FOI request regarding malicious emails sent to the department.

The date range for the requests is from 2018 to present day. The data shall include a breakdown by year and by individual departments (e.g. separate departments, agencies, or public bodies within the main government agency), if applicable.

1. How many malicious emails have been successfully blocked?
2. What percentage of malicious emails were opened by staff?
3. What percentage of malicious links in the emails were clicked on by staff?
4. How many ransomware attacks were blocked by the department?
5. How many ransomware attacks were successful?

Yours faithfully,
Rebecca Moody

NCS FoI, National Citizen Service Trust

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you for your email. We acknowledge your freedom of information
request and will respond to you within the 20 working day timeframe.
Should we require further clarification of your request from you or need
more time to respond we will let you know as soon as possible.
Regards,
FOI Team

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NCS FoI, National Citizen Service Trust

Dear Rebecca,

Thank you for your freedom of information requested dated 11th November
2021.

Please find below our response for the date ranges as set out in your
request - from 2018 to present day. 

1. How many malicious emails have been successfully blocked?

Due to the varied nature of emails that may be identified as malicious,
outsourced services, and the various points at which these may be blocked,
we do not log unsuccessful attempts to deliver malicious emails.

2. What percentage of malicious emails were opened by staff?

Any malicious emails that had successfully bypassed controls and delivered
would not be known to be malicious and therefore unless this is reported
we cannot ascertain exactly how many were successfully delivered, opened
or interacted with by staff.  

3. What percentage of malicious links in the emails were clicked on by
staff?

Please see the above response.

4. How many ransomware attacks were blocked by the department?

Due to the varied nature of emails that may be identified as malicious,
outsourced services, and the various points at which these may be blocked
we do not log unsuccessful attempts to deliver malicious emails.

5. How many ransomware attacks were successful?

We do not have any recorded instances of successful ransomware attacks.

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