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Weekly analysis - 26th March 2016 to 2nd April 2016

Weekly analysis - 26th March 2016 to 2nd April 2016


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02-Apr-2016

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 26th March 2016 to 2nd April 2016

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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 26th March 2016 to 2nd April 2016


During the week we reported a total of 12 phishing scams

11 or 92% 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)

  • 0.38% ONLINE BANKING (WIRE TRANSFER )*************************PAYMENT ALERT FROM ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND(R)**** alleged sender Royal Bank of Scotland® reported 27th March 2016

  • 0.36% Vi informiamo che il vostro account Apple scadr tra meno di 24 ore. alleged sender Apple reported 29th March 2016

  • 0.31% YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN IIMITED alleged sender service reported 29th March 2016

  • 0.29% YOUR PAYPAL WILL BE LIMITED UNTIL WE HEAR FROM YOU alleged sender paypal.com reported 28th March 2016

  • 0.29% Get paid $25 for each email you process alleged sender support2c171 reported 28th March 2016

  • 0.24% Update Important Security Alert alleged sender Wells Fargo reported 31st March 2016

  • 0.22% Unusual activity on your account. ✔ alleged sender PAYPAL ✔ reported 31st March 2016

  • 0.22% UNUSUAL ACTIVITY ON YOUR ACCOUNT. ✔ alleged sender Paypal ✔ reported 1st April 2016

  • 0.2% Hello! alleged sender DADDYS GIRL reported 27th March 2016

  • 0.18% [ NOTICE ] : YOUR PAYPAI ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED ! alleged sender Paypal Support reported 27th March 2016

  • 0.18% YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED alleged sender Tesco Bank reported 1st April 2016

  • 0.17% YOU FORGOT TO SELECT YOUR GIFT alleged sender ARGOS reported 26th March 2016

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

    Keyword Frequency
    BANK 3
    PAYPAL 3
    TESCO 2
    2
    APPLE 1
    WELLS 1
    SERVICE 1
    FARGO 1
    PAYPAL.COM 1
    SUPPORT 1
    GIRL 1
    ROYAL 1

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    YOUR 7
    ACCOUNT 5
    BEEN 3
    HAS 3
    ALERT 2
    YOU 2
    DEACTIVATED 2
    FROM 2
    WILL 2
    UNUSUAL 2
    ACCOUNT. 2
    ACTIVITY 2

     

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

    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 8
    BRAZIL 2
    IRELAND 1
    RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1

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