Weekly analysis – 12th August 2017 to 19th August 2017

Weekly analysis – 12th August 2017 to 19th August 2017

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19-Aug-2017

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 12th August 2017 to 19th August 2017

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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

12th August 2017 to 19th August 2017

During the week we reported a total of 7 phishing scams

7 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)

  • 0.93% PAYPAL ACCOUNT LIMITED alleged sender PayPal Account Limited reported 12th August 2017
  • 0.78% ENHANCED SECURITY UPDATE REQUIRED alleged sender NatWest InfoDesk reported 16th August 2017
  • 0.77% REMINDER : YOUR PURCHASE INVOICE HAS BEEN ISSUED -REF #5YJ60743M42534507 alleged sender service@intI.paypaI.com reported 14th August 2017
  • 0.71% LOVE SHOPPING AMAZON? TELL US ABOUT IT!! – FREE GIFT INSIDE 🙂 alleged sender Amazon Prime reported 15th August 2017
  • 0.71% [NEW REMINDER] : THANK YOU FOR USING PAYPAL TO TRANSACTION SUCCESSFULLY, ORDER NUMBER #3077-1552-9643-8058 alleged sender PayPal reported 16th August 2017
  • 0.65% YOU HAVE UNREAD MESSAGE FROM ALLEN THAT WILL BE DELETED IN 5 DAYS alleged sender FacebookSupport reported 12th August 2017
  • 0.56% Account Blocked alleged sender METROBANKDIRECT reported 19th July 2015
  • 0.48% Wells Fargo Account Online Access Limitation! alleged sender Wells Fargo Online reported 18th August 2017
  • 0.45% About your $16.3million alleged sender Microsoft reported 12th August 2017
  • 0.3% Account Alert : Your Account Has Been Deactivated . alleged sender Apple reported 18th August 2017
  • 0.14% REMINDER : YOUR PURCHASE INVOICE HAS BEEN ISSUED -REF #5YJ60743M46734507 alleged sender service@intI.paypaI.com reported 9th August 2017
  • 0.12% Account Validation alleged sender Chase reported 10th August 2017
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    Top 12 keywords in the apparent sender in this last week’s phishing scam archive
    Keyword Frequency
    ONLINE 2
    FARGO 1
    APPLE 1
    CHASE 1
    WELLS 1
    INFODESK 1
    AMAZON 1
    PRIME 1
    PAYPAL 1
    NATWEST 1
    SERVICE@INTI.PAYPAI.COM 1
    Top 12 keywords in the subject line in this last week’s phishing scam archive
    Keyword Frequency
    ACCOUNT 3
    YOUR 3
    BEEN 2
    UPDATE 2
    HAS 2
    FARGO 1
    REQUIRED 1
    WELLS 1
    SECURITY 1
    NUMBER 1
    SUCCESSFULLY, 1
    ORDER 1

     

    Top 12 countries hosting phishing sites in this last week’s phishing scam archive
    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 2
    FRANCE 1
    CANADA 1
    AUSTRIA 1

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