Malicious email volume

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Dear DfT OLR Holdings Limited,

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).

1. How many malicious emails have been successfully blocked/detected?
2. If possible, please provide a breakdown of figures by malicious email type, e.g. spam, malware, phishing, and ransomware.
3. What percentage of malicious emails were opened by staff?
4. What percentage of malicious links in the emails were clicked on by staff?
5. How many email accounts/employees are there within your department?

Yours faithfully,
Rebecca Moody

Company Secretary, DfT OLR Holdings Limited

Dear Rebecca


Freedom of Information Act request REF 014.


Thank you for your information request dated 27 January 2023.


You requested information regarding malicious emails sent to DOHL. As
mentioned in our response to your similar request in 2021, for security
reasons we do not retain data of this nature for longer than three months.
As such, our response relates to the period 24 November 2022 to 21
February 2023.


Please find the responses to your questions below.


1.            657

2.            Malware: 5; Phishing: 461; Spam: 191; Ransomware: 0

3.            0%

4.            0%

5.            14 email accounts


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Yours sincerely





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