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Weekly analysis - 28th August 2010 to 4th September 2010

Weekly analysis - 28th August 2010 to 4th September 2010


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04-Sep-2010

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 28th August 2010 to 4th September 2010

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Over the last week MillerSmiles has received many scams from the public and through its HoneyTrap scam detection system. Below we provide an analysis of the scams we have received for the week of 28th August 2010 to 4th September 2010


During the week we reported a total of 121 phishing scams

97 or 80% of these scams linked to websites that were still online and live, ready to capture personal data, when we reported them

The 12 most popular scams as defined by search engine visits to our archive of scams we reported this week and in previous weeks were (as percentage of all visits to the site)

  • 1.11% Notice: You have 2 new security message alleged sender HSBC Bank plc« reported 12th July 2010

  • 0.86% Account alert - livgreenwell@hotmail.co.uk alleged sender Hotmail reported 7th July 2010

  • 0.43% Online Security Backup alleged sender Natwest Digital Banking reported 29th June 2010

  • 0.37% Attention! Unauthorized Account Access alleged sender hbosplc.com reported 6th August 2010

  • 0.36% New Message from Downey Savings Fraud Department alleged sender Downey Savings reported 29th July 2007

  • 0.36% RE-ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT alleged sender Halifax reported 1st May 2008

  • 0.35% Halifax Online Banking Account Alert! alleged sender Halifax Online reported 19th July 2010

  • 0.35% Attention! Unauthorized Account Access alleged sender Halifax Bank PLC reported 5th August 2010

  • 0.3% INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT alleged sender NATWESTBANK BANK PLC. LONDON reported 1st September 2010

  • 0.29% [Norton Anti] HSBC: INTERNET BANKING ALERT!!! alleged sender HSBC Bank UK reported 29th January 2010

  • 0.28% Account Verification and Maintenance alleged sender Chase Online reported 30th August 2010

  • 0.28% Alliance COLOR: rgb(102,102,102); FONT-SIZE: 11px; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; TEXT-DECORATION: none" vAlign╬nter alleged sender Alliance & Leicester plc Onlin reported 31st August 2010

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    Top 12 keywords in the apparent sender in this last week's phishing scam archive

    Keyword Frequency
    HSBC 38
    BANK 28
    ONLINE 14
    PLC 12
    MBNA 11
    ALLIANCE 11
    LEICESTER 9
    CHASE 6
    BANKING 6
    HALIFAX 6
    LLOYDS 6
    NATWEST 4

     

    Top 12 keywords in the subject line in this last week's phishing scam archive

    Keyword Frequency
    ACCOUNT 44
    YOUR 32
    ONLINE 30
    BANKING 28
    HSBC 21
    BANK 19
    SECURITY 17
    ALERT 16
    MESSAGE 15
    UPDATE 13
    INTERNET 9
    MBNA 9

     

    Top 12 countries hosting phishing sites in this last week's phishing scam archive

    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 30
    UNITED KINGDOM 9
    BRAZIL 4
    GERMANY 4
    KOREA, REPUBLIC OF 4
    NORWAY 3
    AUSTRIA 2
    IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF 2
    HUNGARY 2
    FRANCE 2
    ITALY 1
    DENMARK 1

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