Weekly analysis – 31st October 2015 to 7th November 2015

Weekly analysis – 31st October 2015 to 7th November 2015


MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 31st October 2015 to 7th November 2015


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

31st October 2015 to 7th November 2015

During the week we reported a total of 24 phishing scams

22 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)

  • 0.95% Aol Notification alleged sender AOL reported 1st November 2015
  • 0.36% ✔ [PAYPAL]CONFIRM YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION ! ✉ alleged sender PayPal reported 31st October 2015
  • 0.35% YOUR APPLE ACCOUNT WAS USED . alleged sender Security Apple reported 1st November 2015
  • 0.34% IMPORTANT MESSAGE alleged sender Barclays Bank Plc reported 31st October 2015
  • 0.32% *******Online Banking (Wire Transfer )*************************Payment Alert From Royal Bank Of alleged sender Royal Bank reported 4th November 2015
  • 0.31% IMPORTANT – WE NOTICED UNUSUAL ACTIVITY IN YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. alleged sender PayPal service reported 2nd November 2015
  • 0.3% ✔ [PAYPAL]CONFIRM YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION ! ✉ alleged sender PayPal reported 28th October 2015
  • 0.3% PLEASE RESTORE YOUR ACCOUNT alleged sender RBC Royal Bank reported 2nd November 2015
  • 0.29% URGENT: CONFIRMATION OF ONLINE BANKING INFORMATION alleged sender Chase(SM)spalerts4secure3@comc reported 25th October 2015
  • 0.28% SECURITY PREFERENCES UPDATE alleged sender USAA reported 19th October 2015
  • 0.28% YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN IIMITED UNTII WE HEAR FROM YOU alleged sender PayPaI reported 27th October 2015
  • 0.27% UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION alleged sender PayPal reported 20th October 2015



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