Weekly analysis – 11th August 2012 to 18th August 2012

Weekly analysis – 11th August 2012 to 18th August 2012

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18-Aug-2012

MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 11th August 2012 to 18th August 2012

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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 August 2012 to 18th August 2012

During the week we reported a total of 25 phishing scams

16 or 64% 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)

  • 0.97% ANGELA, HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR PAYPAL ACTIVITY THIS MONTH? alleged sender PayPal reported 14th August 2012
  • 0.95% Informatiom About Your Account. alleged sender NATIONWIDE UK reported 13th August 2012
  • 0.94% Online Bank Account Update alleged sender NationWide Online Banking reported 13th August 2012
  • 0.9% Security Alert (Secure Your Nationwide Bank Account) alleged sender Nationwide reported 11th August 2012
  • 0.89% ACCOUNT UPGRADE NOTIFICATION. alleged sender Nationwide reported 13th August 2012
  • 0.88% PayPal Service – Update required for your account alleged sender Primrose London (via Google Ch reported 12th August 2012
  • 0.88% Alert: from Chase Online(SM) alleged sender Chase reported 12th August 2012
  • 0.86% Important Notice : You Have 1 Security Upgrade alleged sender NatWest reported 13th August 2012
  • 0.86% Your Aol Mail Update!! alleged sender AOL Online acct_security@aol. reported 12th August 2012
  • 0.86% Nationwide Account Notification alleged sender Nationwide Building Society reported 13th August 2012
  • 0.85% Alert: Your Account has been Flagged!! alleged sender Halifax Bank reported 14th August 2012
  • 0.85% Your Nationwide Account Needs Verification alleged sender Nationwide Building Society reported 13th August 2012
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