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Weekly analysis - 2nd August 2014 to 9th August 2014

Weekly analysis - 2nd August 2014 to 9th August 2014


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09-Aug-2014

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 2nd August 2014 to 9th August 2014

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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 August 2014 to 9th August 2014


During the week we reported a total of 13 phishing scams

9 or 69% 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)

  • 0.5% ACCOUNT VALIDATION REQUIRED [#9384-BDA] alleged sender BARCLAYS reported 2nd August 2014

  • 0.49% Your Securtiy is important alleged sender NatWest Online Banking reported 2nd August 2014

  • 0.48% YOUR CREDIT CARD HAS BEEN SUSPENDED alleged sender Visa Service reported 4th August 2014

  • 0.45% YOU HAVE A PROBLEM IN YOUR ACCOUNT PLEASE UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION alleged sender Apple.inc reported 4th August 2014

  • 0.41% Update Your Account alleged sender PaypalService reported 1st August 2014

  • 0.38% For security purposes, your online account has been locked. alleged sender Microsoft reported 1st August 2014

  • 0.37% IMPORTANT NATWEST NOTIFICATION alleged sender Natwest reported 18th July 2014

  • 0.37% [iTunes] Credit Card - Decliend =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=9C=94_?= alleged sender Apple reported 25th July 2014

  • 0.37% IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM HALIFAX BANK CUSTOMER SERVICE alleged sender Halifax reported 17th July 2014

  • 0.37% IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT YOUR DISCOVER┬« alleged sender Discover Customer Service reported 4th August 2014

  • 0.35% MESSAGE ABOUT YOUR DISCOVER┬« alleged sender Discover Customer Service reported 31st July 2014

  • 0.35% New Security Update. alleged sender MBNA Europe Bank Limited reported 31st July 2014

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

    Keyword Frequency
    SERVICE 4
    VISA 3
    CUSTOMER 2
    SUPPORT 2
    BEHALF 1
    FINANC 1
    AMAZON 1
    NATWEST 1
    =?UTF-8?Q?PAYPAL?= 1
    DISCOVER 1
    PAYPAL 1
    APPLE.INC 1

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    YOUR 15
    ACCOUNT 7
    CARD 5
    HAS 4
    INFORMATION 4
    BEEN 4
    HAVE 3
    YOU 3
    SUSPENDED 3
    UPDATE 3
    CREDIT 3
    PROBLEM 3

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 10
    FRANCE 2
    ISRAEL 1

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