Weekly analysis – 28th December 2013 to 4th January 2014

Weekly analysis – 28th December 2013 to 4th January 2014


MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 28th December 2013 to 4th January 2014


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

28th December 2013 to 4th January 2014

During the week we reported a total of 9 phishing scams

4 or 44% 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)

  • 0.64% NATWEST IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION ! alleged sender NatWest reported 29th December 2013
  • 0.62% Account Requires Complete Profile Update alleged sender Citibank reported 20th December 2013
  • 0.51% YOUR ONLINE BANKING NOTIFICATION alleged sender Barclays Bank reported 31st December 2013
  • 0.49% DIGITAL BANKING SERVICE alleged sender DigitalBanking reported 29th December 2013
  • 0.47% ACCESS TO YOUR NATWEST ACCOUNTS HAS BEEN BLOCKED alleged sender NatWest Bank reported 29th December 2013
  • 0.41% YOUR MINT CREDIT CARD alleged sender Mint reported 1st January 2014
  • 0.37% [!! ] Access to your accounts has been blocked alleged sender HSBC Internet Banking reported 28th December 2013
  • 0.34% ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNTS HAS BEEN BLOCKED alleged sender HSBC Internet reported 28th December 2013
  • 0.31% Your Mint Credit Card alleged sender Mint reported 2nd January 2014
  • 0.28% YOUR BARCLAYS ACCOUNT ALERT alleged sender Barclays reported 27th December 2013
  • 0.21% Account Suspended alleged sender Barclays Bank Plc reported 3rd January 2014
  • 0.19% Update Your NatWest Online Banking alleged sender NatWest OnLine Banking reported 16th December 2010

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