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Weekly analysis - 16th May 2015 to 23rd May 2015

Weekly analysis - 16th May 2015 to 23rd May 2015


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23-May-2015

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 16th May 2015 to 23rd May 2015

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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 16th May 2015 to 23rd May 2015


During the week we reported a total of 10 phishing scams

9 or 90% 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)

  • 0.86% YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE LIMITED ! alleged sender Service Paypal reported 17th August 2014

  • 0.46% EARTHLINK RDP AND EMAILS FOR SALE OFFICIAL RESELLER alleged sender EARTHLINK reported 16th May 2015

  • 0.45% EARTHLINK RDP AND EMAILS FOR SALE OFFICIAL RESELLER alleged sender EARTHLINK reported 17th May 2015

  • 0.42% I AM CONTACTING WITH REGARDS TO THIS PARTICULAR FUND BELONGING TO MY DECEASED CLIENT, I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU alleged sender Johnson Douglas. reported 15th May 2015

  • 0.33% YOUR ACCOUNT PAYPAL HAS BEEN LIMITED alleged sender Paypal reported 14th May 2015

  • 0.32% We need to verify your account alleged sender Barclays reported 19th May 2015

  • 0.31% NATIONWIDE ACCESS RESTRICTED NOTICE alleged sender Nationwide Building Society reported 19th May 2015

  • 0.31% ‚úČ : UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATIONS alleged sender PayPal reported 13th May 2015

  • 0.29% ********Online Banking (Wire Transfer )*************Automobile Payment Alert From Royal Bank Of alleged sender Royal bank reported 13th May 2015

  • 0.29% Account Security Update alleged sender Chase reported 20th May 2015

  • 0.29% BUY EARTHLINK RDP NO SMTP NEEDED AND EMAILS FOR SALE alleged sender EARTHLINK reported 13th May 2015

  • 0.28% Limited Account alleged sender service@paypal.co.uk reported 13th May 2015

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

    Keyword Frequency
    BARCLAYS 2
    PAYPAL 1
    MICROSOFT 1
    INC, 1
    HALIFAX 1
    BANK 1
    USAA 1
    ALISHA 1
    BUILDING 1
    NATIONWIDE 1
    SOCIETY 1
    CHASE 1

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    ACCOUNT 4
    YOUR 3
    NOTICE 2
    UPDATE 2
    DEAR 1
    GUMTREE 1
    NEW 1
    USAA 1
    FROM 1
    MEMBER, 1
    MESSAGE 1
    BANKING 1

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 5
    GERMANY 2
    CANADA 1
    THAILAND 1

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