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Weekly analysis - 27th April 2013 to 4th May 2013

Weekly analysis - 27th April 2013 to 4th May 2013


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04-May-2013

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 27th April 2013 to 4th May 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 27th April 2013 to 4th May 2013


During the week we reported a total of 10 phishing scams

6 or 60% 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)

  • 0.15% [SUSPECTED ] Your Security is Important : Please Read alleged sender Halifax reported 30th April 2013

  • 0.12% You Have 1 New Security Message From Bb&t Bank alleged sender BB&T BANK reported 29th April 2013

  • 0.12% Alert: Important message on your account alleged sender Regions reported 1st May 2013

  • 0.12% [Norton Anti]OnlineBanking - Warning[#C11002] alleged sender Barclays reported 29th April 2013

  • 0.12% Your Security is Important : Please Read alleged sender Halifax reported 26th April 2013

  • 0.11% Your Security is Important : Please Read ! alleged sender Lloyds TSB reported 26th April 2013

  • 0.11% [SUSPECTED ] Your Security is Important : Please Read alleged sender Lloyds TSB reported 25th April 2013

  • 0.11% Logistics Exception Notification alleged sender Shipping Service reported 1st May 2013

  • 0.1% IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR CUSTOMERS alleged sender NatWest reported 23rd June 2012

  • 0.09% Mail Exception Notification alleged sender First-Class Mail Service reported 2nd May 2013

  • 0.08% RECEIPT FOR YOUR PAYMENT TO SALES@SKYPE.COM alleged sender PayPal reported 18th April 2011

  • 0.08% You have successfully lifted your PayPal withdrawal limit alleged sender PayPal reported 20th April 2013

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

    Keyword Frequency
    SERVICE 3
    YAHOO! 1
    MAIL 1
    VODAFONE 1
    YAHOO!2013 1
    ONLINE 1
    FIRST-CLASS 1
    BB&T 1
    BARCLAYS 1
    HALIFAX 1
    REGIONS 1
    SHIPPING 1

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    YOUR 4
    ACCOUNT 4
    SECURITY 4
    IMPORTANT 3
    NOTIFICATION 2
    MESSAGE 2
    EXCEPTION 2
    HAVE 1
    MAIL 1
    LOGISTICS 1
    UPDATE 1
    EXCEEDED 1

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 3
    CANADA 2
    GERMANY 1
    FRANCE 1
    NETHERLANDS 1
    ITALY 1

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