Weekly analysis – 11th April 2015 to 18th April 2015

Weekly analysis – 11th April 2015 to 18th April 2015

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18-Apr-2015

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 11th April 2015 to 18th April 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

11th April 2015 to 18th April 2015

During the week we reported a total of 15 phishing scams

14 or 93% 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)

  • 0.34% WE SELL ONLY GENUINE EARTHLINK RDP NO SMTP NEEDED alleged sender EARTHLINK reported 13th April 2015
  • 0.33% YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT HAS BEEN IIMITED ! ✔ alleged sender Paypal service reported 12th April 2015
  • 0.33% WE SELL ONLY GENUINE EARTHLINK RDP NO SMTP NEEDED alleged sender EARTHLINK reported 12th April 2015
  • 0.33% [TEAM PAYPAL] : UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATIONS ! alleged sender PayPal reported 12th April 2015
  • 0.26% WE RECENTLY NOTICED ONE OR MORE ATTEMPTS TO LOG IN TO YOUR BARCLAYS ACCOUNT FROM A DIFFERENT IP ADDRESS. alleged sender Barclays reported 8th April 2015
  • 0.26% WE SELL ONLY GENUINE EARTHLINK RDP NO SMTP NEEDED alleged sender EARTHLINK reported 14th April 2015
  • 0.25% Incoming Mails alleged sender Administrator reported 14th April 2015
  • 0.24% WE SELL ONLY GENUINE EARTHLINK RDP NO SMTP NEEDED alleged sender EARTHLINK reported 8th April 2015
  • 0.23% CITIBANK N.A. alleged sender Pvsatyanarayana Raju reported 9th April 2015
  • 0.23% THIS IS LAST REMINDER TO LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT alleged sender service@paypal.co.uk reported 25th March 2015
  • 0.22% YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS EMAIL BECAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT WAS ACCESSED IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION ***** alleged sender WESTERN UNION SECURITY SERVICE reported 3rd April 2015
  • 0.22% ACCOUNT UPDATE… alleged sender BARCLAYS reported 5th April 2015
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    Top 12 keywords in the apparent sender in this last week’s phishing scam archive
    Keyword Frequency
    EARTHLINK 6
    PAYPAL 4
    MICROSOFT 1
    SUPPORT 1
    NATWEST 1
    TEAM 1
    CHASE 1
    SERVICE 1
    ADMINISTRATOR 1
    NOTIFICATION 1
    Top 12 keywords in the subject line in this last week’s phishing scam archive
    Keyword Frequency
    EARTHLINK 6
    GENUINE 6
    RDP 6
    SMTP 6
    NEEDED 6
    SELL 6
    ONLY 6
    ACCOUNT 6
    YOUR 5
    [TEAM 2
    *** 2
    PAYPAL] 2

     

    Top 12 countries hosting phishing sites in this last week’s phishing scam archive
    Keyword Frequency
    UNITED STATES 13
    TURKEY 1
    RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1

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