Malicious email volume
Rebecca Moody made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Sir John Soane's Museum as part of a batch sent to 459 authorities
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Dear Sir John Soane's Museum,
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?
Dear Ms Moody
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. The answers to your questions are as follows:
1 - 3 We do not keep such statistics
4 Sir John Soane's Museum suffered one ransomware incident in June 2021. The incident was intercepted by our third-party IT provider before any ransom note could be placed and before data could be removed or copied.
5 There have been no successful ransomware attacks on Sir John Soane's Museum in the period 2018 to date.
Susan Palmer FSA
Archivist and Head of Library Services and Freedom of Information contact
Sir John Soane’s Museum
+44 (0)20 7440 4245 [calls diverted to my personal phone]
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