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MPs subjected to over 22 million malicious email attacks in 2020

November 23, 2020

The number of malicious spam or phishing emails targeting the inboxes of Westminster MPs has risen by 60% in the space of just a year to an average of 2,790,182 attacks every month, according to data obtained through a Freedom of Information (FoI) Act request from the Parliament Street think tank.

In its disclosure, the government revealed it had seen a total of 22,321,459 malicious email attacks targeting MPs from 1 January 2020 to 31 August 2020. All these emails were successfully blocked, it added.

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