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Weekly analysis - 8th January 2011 to 15th January 2011

Weekly analysis - 8th January 2011 to 15th January 2011


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15-Jan-2011

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 8th January 2011 to 15th January 2011

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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 8th January 2011 to 15th January 2011


During the week we reported a total of 139 phishing scams

110 or 79% 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)

  • 0.45% HSBC IP Registration 2011 alleged sender HSBC UK reported 11th January 2011

  • 0.38% Account Ownership Validation alleged sender Egg Internet Banking reported 28th December 2010

  • 0.33% HSBC Internet Banking alleged sender UK HSBC bank reported 6th July 2010

  • 0.32% your VISA card 4XXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX: possible fraudulent transaction # 3936476 alleged sender VISA reported 11th January 2011

  • 0.3% New Message from Downey Savings Fraud Department alleged sender Downey Savings reported 29th July 2007

  • 0.28% *******Online Banking (Wire Transfer) ****Account Limit To Be Transfer/Insuffient Fund To Be Activated**** alleged sender Royal Bank Of Scotland reported 12th January 2011

  • 0.28% MC045 NOTICE: Registration Suspension - Possible Unauthorized Account alleged sender eBay reported 9th January 2011

  • 0.28% SECURITY ALERT: YOUR LLOYDS TSB ONLINE ACCOUNT alleged sender LLOYDS TSB reported 12th January 2011

  • 0.26% Chase Secure E-mail Service Update alleged sender 2010 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 201 reported 21st July 2010

  • 0.26% Your account was accesed by a third party alleged sender Hsbc Uk reported 12th January 2011

  • 0.24% Account Suspension Notification alleged sender HSBC reported 9th January 2011

  • 0.23% your VISA card 4XXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX: possible fraudulent transaction # 3936476 alleged sender VISA reported 12th January 2011

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

    Keyword Frequency
    BANK 34
    HALIFAX 27
    LLOYDS 17
    PLC 16
    HSBC 15
    NATWEST 15
    TSB 15
    ONLINE 14
    BANKING 11
    PAYPAL 8
    AOL 7
    NATIONAL 7

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    ACCOUNT 45
    YOUR 43
    SECURITY 29
    ONLINE 22
    MESSAGE 21
    ALERT 19
    HALIFAX 18
    BANKING 17
    UPDATE 17
    NEW 12
    LLOYDS 12
    NOTIFICATION 11

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