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Weekly analysis - 11th September 2010 to 18th September 2010

Weekly analysis - 11th September 2010 to 18th September 2010


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18-Sep-2010

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 11th September 2010 to 18th 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 11th September 2010 to 18th September 2010


During the week we reported a total of 109 phishing scams

80 or 73% 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)

  • 0.78% Hotmail e-mail alert ( arabelles@hotmail.com ) alleged sender Hotmail reported 17th January 2010

  • 0.43% Unauthorized Payment - Receipt From Skype Inc. alleged sender PayPal Security reported 13th September 2010

  • 0.42% Attention! Unauthorized Account Access alleged sender Halifax Bank PLC reported 5th August 2010

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

  • 0.35% New Message from Downey Savings Fraud Department alleged sender Downey Savings reported 29th July 2007

  • 0.33% Alliance COLOR: rgb(102,102,102); FONT-SIZE: 11px; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" vAlign╬nter width26 align=left> alleged sender Alliance & Leicester Bank reported 11th September 2010

  • 0.3% Notice Alert (Your Lloyds Tsb Account Has Been Temporarily Suspended) alleged sender Lloyds Tsb Bank Plc reported 12th September 2010

  • 0.3% Online Security Message(s) alleged sender HSBC Bank Plc reported 13th September 2010

  • 0.28% Valued Account Holder: Please Read Carefully alleged sender Alliance reported 16th September 2010

  • 0.27% HSBC Bank Important Notification : READ , alleged sender HSBC reported 13th September 2010

  • 0.26% HSBC Bank Important Notification : READ alleged sender Internet banking: HSBC Bank UK reported 11th September 2010

  • 0.26% Alliance COLOR: rgb(102,102,102); FONT-SIZE: 11px; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" vAlign╬nter width26 align=left> alleged sender Alliance reported 12th September 2010

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

    Keyword Frequency
    BANK 33
    HSBC 30
    LLOYDS 13
    PLC 11
    HALIFAX 8
    ALLIANCE 7
    BANKING 6
    ONLINE 5
    TSB 5
    LLOYDSTSB 4
    SECURITY 4
    CHASE 3

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    YOUR 37
    ACCOUNT 31
    ONLINE 27
    SECURITY 23
    HSBC 21
    BANK 15
    IMPORTANT 12
    NOTIFICATION 11
    HAS 11
    ACCESS 10
    FROM 9
    BEEN 9

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 40
    UNITED KINGDOM 8
    FRANCE 7
    KOREA, REPUBLIC OF 4
    GERMANY 3
    HONG KONG 2
    NETHERLANDS 2
    LATVIA 2
    THAILAND 2
    CANADA 1
    INDONESIA 1
    MOROCCO 1

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