Weekly analysis – 18th February 2012 to 25th February 2012

Weekly analysis – 18th February 2012 to 25th February 2012


MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 18th February 2012 to 25th February 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

18th February 2012 to 25th February 2012

During the week we reported a total of 41 phishing scams

26 or 63% 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)

  • 0.7% Wells Fargo Online Statement Notification alleged sender Wells Fargo Online reported 22nd February 2012
  • 0.7% Bank Accounts – Secure alleged sender security reported 20th February 2012
  • 0.69% REF: YOUR PAYMENT VIA NATIONAL CITI BANK MASTER CARD alleged sender TONY SMITH reported 22nd February 2012
  • 0.69% Activate your Account alleged sender Santander Online Banking reported 19th February 2012
  • 0.69% IRS penalty warning alleged sender IRS reported 20th February 2012
  • 0.69% [Norton Anti]Important notice about your account alleged sender Halifax reported 19th February 2012
  • 0.68% Security Alert: Account Verification Processing alleged sender The Co-operative Bank reported 22nd February 2012
  • 0.67% Your PayPal account has been limited alleged sender PayPal reported 20th February 2012
  • 0.66% Important information about your account? alleged sender NatWest reported 19th February 2012
  • 0.65% Security Message Alert alleged sender Lloyds TSB reported 20th February 2012
  • 0.65% Santander Money Manager Update Notification. alleged sender Santander Group Plc reported 22nd February 2012
  • 0.65% *** *** Multiple Errors Detected On Your Account. alleged sender Santander reported 20th February 2012



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