Weekly analysis – 29th December 2018 to 5th January 2019

Weekly analysis – 29th December 2018 to 5th January 2019

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05-Jan-2019

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 29th December 2018 to 5th January 2019

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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 2018 to 5th January 2019

During the week we reported a total of 5 phishing scams

5 or 100% 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)

  • 0.32% SECURITY ALERT : ACCOUNT LOCKED. alleged sender HSBC reported 31st December 2018
  • 0.27% Thank You For Buying From Walmart – Confirmation Needed alleged sender Walmart Order reported 31st December 2018
  • 0.27% Amazon Order Confirmation Pending alleged sender Amazon Order reported 31st December 2018
  • 0.26% ChristmasGift Ruby31804, Monday, 31 December 2018 alleged sender Yahooreminder reported 31st December 2018
  • 0.19% FROM OFFICE OF THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER. alleged sender WESTER UNION OFFICE reported 10th October 2018
  • 0.19% Re: [ Statement Update ] [ Mail Important ] Reminder: Important Alert Your Apple ID Account was sign in to alleged sender Apple Support reported 17th December 2018
  • 0.18% INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND AGENCY alleged sender OFFICE FILE reported 12th August 2018
  • 0.18% Your Cyber Monday Amazon coupon. Save up to 50%! alleged sender CyberMonday@amazon.co.uk actio reported 29th November 2018
  • 0.18% CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY FROM MONEY GRAM AND RIA MONEY TRANSFER TO RECEIVER YOU PAYMENT, alleged sender Mr Baea Jim reported 23rd September 2018
  • 0.18% Reminder: Your account will be limited until you provide some additional information! alleged sender service@intl.paypal.com reported 20th November 2018
  • 0.18% [ News Statements Reports ] [ Updated Privacy Policy ] New Update Your Payments – Thanks! your order from App alleged sender Apple Support reported 17th August 2018
  • 0.17% Re: DID YOU ASK ANY BODY TO PICK UP YOU FUND? alleged sender UNMAN MOHAMMED reported 7th September 2018
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    Top 12 keywords in the apparent sender in this last week’s phishing scam archive
    Keyword Frequency
    ORDER 2
    BEHALF 1
    CLEAR-ONE* 1
    INFO 1
    YAHOOREMINDER 1
    WALMART 1
    AMAZON 1
    HSBC 1
    Top 12 keywords in the subject line in this last week’s phishing scam archive
    Keyword Frequency
    CONFIRMATION 2
    LOCKED. 1
    ONE* 1
    ACCOUNT 1
    ALERT 1
    SECURITY 1
    PAYMENT 1
    PAY 1
    FASTER 1
    {SHADOWRIDER2006}* 1
    DEBT 1
    OFF 1

     

    Top 12 countries hosting phishing sites in this last week’s phishing scam archive
    Keyword Frequency
    POLAND 1
    UNITED STATES 1
    HUNGARY 1

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