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Weekly analysis - 27th August 2011 to 3rd September 2011

Weekly analysis - 27th August 2011 to 3rd September 2011


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03-Sep-2011

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 27th August 2011 to 3rd September 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 27th August 2011 to 3rd September 2011


During the week we reported a total of 63 phishing scams

39 or 62% 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)

  • 0.3% Balance Refund To Your Account alleged sender Littlewoods reported 27th August 2011

  • 0.29% Balance Refund To Your Account alleged sender Microsoft reported 28th August 2011

  • 0.29% IMPORTANT SECURITY MESSAGE alleged sender Lloyds TSB reported 28th August 2011

  • 0.28% Account Maintenance alleged sender Halifax reported 27th August 2011

  • 0.27% Youre about to see your new internet banking service alleged sender HALIFAX reported 27th August 2011

  • 0.27% Notification of Limited Account Access alleged sender Microsoft reported 31st August 2011

  • 0.26% RE: 2011 UK NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD INSURANCE COVER CERTIFICATE FOR [900,000.00 ONLY] CONTACT THE OFFICIAL alleged sender National reported 31st August 2011

  • 0.25% Your btinternet.com account information has changed alleged sender btinternet.com reported 29th June 2010

  • 0.25% Account Security Notification alleged sender Halifax reported 28th August 2011

  • 0.24% CUSTOMER SERVICE MESSAGE alleged sender Halifax reported 27th August 2011

  • 0.24% Northern Rock Online Account Maintennance! alleged sender Northern Rock reported 27th August 2011

  • 0.24% Barclays Bank Approval Letter.{View Attachment} alleged sender Barclays Bank Plc London reported 29th August 2011

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

    Keyword Frequency
    BANK 10
    HALIFAX 9
    CHASE 6
    PAYPAL 5
    LLOYDS 5
    MICROSOFT 5
    BANKING 4
    NATIONAL 3
    AOL 3
    ONLINE 3
    DIRECTGOV 3
    AMERICA 3

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    ACCOUNT 19
    YOUR 17
    SECURITY 11
    ONLINE 9
    BANK 8
    ACCESS 8
    BANKING 6
    MESSAGE 6
    NOTIFICATION 6
    HALIFAX 5
    2011 5
    THE 5

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 29
    (UNKNOWN COUNTRY?) 16
    GERMANY 3
    UNITED KINGDOM 3
    UKRAINE 2
    NETHERLANDS 1
    NEW ZEALAND 1
    CHINA 1
    INDONESIA 1
    POLAND 1
    ISRAEL 1
    JAPAN 1

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