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Weekly analysis - 29th January 2011 to 5th February 2011

Weekly analysis - 29th January 2011 to 5th February 2011


MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 29th January 2011 to 5th February 2011


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 29th January 2011 to 5th February 2011

During the week we reported a total of 264 phishing scams

180 or 68% 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)

  • 0.58% Notice Alert (Your Halifax Account Has Been Temporarily Suspended) alleged sender Halifax Bank reported 1st February 2011

  • 0.49% Hnhance Secure Alert: Confirm Password Change alleged sender Satander Bank reported 19th January 2011

  • 0.49% Your Lloyds Online Banking Account Needs Attention!!! alleged sender Lloyds reported 31st January 2011

  • 0.38% New Message from Downey Savings Fraud Department alleged sender Downey Savings reported 29th July 2007

  • 0.29% Chase Secure E-mail Service Update alleged sender 2010 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 201 reported 21st July 2010

  • 0.28% RBC Royal Bank Alert! alleged sender RBC reported 1st February 2011

  • 0.22% Confirm Natwest Banking Details alleged sender NatWest Online reported 24th November 2010

  • 0.22% Online Security Backup alleged sender Natwest Digital Banking reported 29th June 2010

  • 0.21% Important Message | Lloyds TSB Security Department alleged sender Lloyds reported 21st August 2010

  • 0.19% [-TD Canada Trusts Alerts-] alleged sender TD Canada reported 1st February 2011

  • 0.19% Bank of America Alert: Your Account Information Changed alleged sender Bank of America reported 4th February 2011

  • 0.18% Bmo MasterCard Account Update alleged sender Bank of Montreal reported 1st February 2011


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

    Keyword Frequency
    BANK 63
    HSBC 54
    HALIFAX 27
    NATWEST 27
    LLOYDS 25
    PLC 23
    PAYPAL 20
    TSB 13
    BANKING 12
    CHASE 11
    ONLINE 10


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

    Keyword Frequency
    ACCOUNT 111
    YOUR 100
    ONLINE 46
    HAS 33
    ACCESS 32
    BEEN 31
    BANKING 27
    HSBC 27
    ALERT 24
    MESSAGE 23
    UPDATE 20

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