Weekly analysis – 17th March 2012 to 24th March 2012

Weekly analysis – 17th March 2012 to 24th March 2012


MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 17th March 2012 to 24th March 2012


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

17th March 2012 to 24th March 2012

During the week we reported a total of 25 phishing scams

21 or 84% 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)

  • 0.8% Account Deactivation Notice alleged sender ANZ Internet reported 21st March 2012
  • 0.79% Online Account Security Notification alleged sender Halifax reported 20th March 2012
  • 0.78% Update Your Paypal Account Information alleged sender PayPal reported 19th March 2012
  • 0.77% Restore your PayPal Account alleged sender PayPal reported 18th March 2012
  • 0.76% Yahoo! Email Deletion Confirmation! alleged sender Yahoo! Mail Team reported 18th March 2012
  • 0.75% Please Verify Your Account alleged sender Halifax UK reported 21st March 2012
  • 0.75% CO-OPERATIVE BANK PLC: Online Payment Update. alleged sender Co-operative reported 19th March 2012
  • 0.74% Halifax Online Banking Update Alert alleged sender Halifax reported 19th March 2012
  • 0.74% Alert : Protect your online banking alleged sender Lloyds TSB reported 19th March 2012
  • 0.74% Aol Online Service Upgrade alleged sender USER reported 20th March 2012
  • 0.74% VALIDATE YOUR ACCOUNT alleged sender BT Online Services reported 20th March 2012
  • 0.72% IMPORTANT – Halifax Customer Service Message alleged sender Halifax Bank reported 19th March 2012



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