Malicious Emails

Date published: 09/02/2022

FOI reference: 21/22 122

Date received: 17/01/2022

Date responded: 31/01/2022

Information requested

Please provide me with the total number of malicious emails blocked by your organisation over the last three calendar years (2021, 2020, 2019) broken down by year and categorised accordingly.

Example:

2020

·       23,000 suspected phishing emails

·       250,000 spam emails

·       13,000 malware

Response

SQA does not keep historical data on the information requested. Current systems only store the past three months of data.

Please find the data we have below.

November 2021:

Phishing: 7746

Malware: 461

Spam:     244,110

December 2021:

Phishing: 6865

Malware: 196

Spam:     3,429,683

January 2022 1st to 24th (partial month):

Phishing: 6218

Malware: 256

Spam:     74,253