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Weekly analysis - 2nd June 2012 to 9th June 2012

Weekly analysis - 2nd June 2012 to 9th June 2012


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09-Jun-2012

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 2nd June 2012 to 9th June 2012

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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 2nd June 2012 to 9th June 2012


During the week we reported a total of 25 phishing scams

17 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)

  • 0.82% Co-operative Bank Customers Alert* alleged sender Co-operative Bank reported 3rd June 2012

  • 0.78% Wells Fargo Contact Information Updated alleged sender Wells Fargo reported 3rd June 2012

  • 0.75% Re: alleged sender United Nation reported 3rd June 2012

  • 0.71% Update Account Information■ alleged sender PayPal reported 4th June 2012

  • 0.71% Temporarily suspended your account alleged sender Discover reported 4th June 2012

  • 0.68% VERIFY YOUR LITTLEWOODS ACCOUNT MEMBERSHIP DETAILS alleged sender Littlewoods reported 5th June 2012

  • 0.63% [!! ] Payment Was Transferred To Your Account. alleged sender Halifax Bank reported 2nd June 2012

  • 0.62% Alert About Your paypal Information On File alleged sender PayPal reported 5th June 2012

  • 0.62% Thanks for your cooperation. alleged sender Mr Ibrahim reported 5th June 2012

  • 0.61% your PayPal account is restricted - take action now alleged sender PayPal reported 5th June 2012

  • 0.6% Alibaba Account Update Notification alleged sender Alibaba Tradings Inc reported 2nd June 2012

  • 0.58% BT Yahoo! Technical Problem alleged sender BT Yahoo! reported 6th June 2012

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

    Keyword Frequency
    BANK 7
    PAYPAL 5
    HALIFAX 4
    ONLINE 3
    CO-OPERATIVE 2
    MICROSOFT 2
    SANTANDER 2
    HSBC 1
    UPDATE 1
    BRASIL 1
    THE 1
    YAHOO 1

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    ACCOUNT 10
    YOUR 8
    HALIFAX 3
    CURRENTLY 2
    ARE 2
    NOTIFICATION 2
    REVIEW 2
    PERFORMING 2
    REGULAR 2
    CUSTOMER 2
    SERVICE 2
    5PX; 2

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 17
    UNITED KINGDOM 2
    BRAZIL 1
    NETHERLANDS 1
    RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1
    CHINA 1
    SPAIN 1
    CANADA 1

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