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Weekly analysis - 29th December 2012 to 5th January 2013

Weekly analysis - 29th December 2012 to 5th January 2013


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05-Jan-2013

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 29th December 2012 to 5th January 2013

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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 29th December 2012 to 5th January 2013


During the week we reported a total of 11 phishing scams

7 or 64% 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)

  • 0.48% 30%-70% off ➪ Order-#10038975 ➪ alleged sender Columban Helgason a strong mou reported 21st December 2012

  • 0.38% HALIFAX BANK - SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ON OUR ONLINE BANKING SYSTEM alleged sender Halifax Bank Of reported 31st December 2012

  • 0.35% IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE alleged sender MBNA Bank reported 31st December 2012

  • 0.33% Unauthorized Account Activity -- Account Suspended alleged sender NOOR Islamic reported 30th December 2012

  • 0.29% Unauthorized Account Activity -- Account Suspended! alleged sender HSBC Bank Middle East reported 31st December 2012

  • 0.28% HALIFAX ACCOUNT STATUS NOTIFICATION. alleged sender Halifax reported 27th December 2012

  • 0.28% Verify Your Account For Payment alleged sender Halifax Bank reported 31st December 2012

  • 0.27% Alert: New message alleged sender SecurePM reported 23rd December 2012

  • 0.25% You need a new security version alleged sender FDIC reported 28th December 2012

  • 0.23% YOU HALIFAX ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED alleged sender Halifax reported 27th December 2012

  • 0.23% HALIFAX BANK - IMPORTANT UPDATE alleged sender Halifax reported 27th December 2012

  • 0.22% NOTE: Access To Your account Have been Locked alleged sender Halifax reported 27th December 2012

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

    Keyword Frequency
    BANK 6
    NATWEST 3
    HALIFAX 2
    LITTLEWOODS.COM 1
    MBNA 1
    AMERICA 1
    LITTLEWOODS 1
    EAST 1
    ISLAMIC 1
    HSBC 1
    MIDDLE 1
    NOOR 1

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    ACCOUNT 8
    ONLINE 3
    SECURITY 3
    BANK 3
    IMPORTANT 3
    UNAUTHORIZED 2
    ACTIVITY 2
    BANKING 2
    YOUR 2
    AMERICA 1
    NOTICE(S) 1
    PLEASE 1

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 8
    GERMANY 1
    RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1
    BULGARIA 1

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