Weekly analysis – 2nd May 2010 to 9th May 2010

Weekly analysis – 2nd May 2010 to 9th May 2010


MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 2nd May 2010 to 9th May 2010


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

2nd May 2010 to 9th May 2010

During the week we reported a total of 139 phishing scams

111 or 80% 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 we reported as defined by search engine visits to each scam report were (as percentage of all visits to the site)

  • 0.49% Tax Refund Notification alleged sender HM Revenue and Customs reported 27th June 2009
  • 0.47% Alert : Issue Consigning Your Account alleged sender Cahoot reported 29th April 2008
  • 0.28% New Message from Downey Savings Fraud Department alleged sender Downey Savings reported 29th July 2007
  • 0.24% Hsbc UK account alert [ frankobeanko@live.co.uk ] alleged sender HSBC reported 3rd May 2010
  • 0.2% New Santander Online Banking alleged sender Abbey Bank reported 3rd July 2009
  • 0.18% RE-ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT alleged sender Halifax reported 1st May 2008
  • 0.17% Mazuma Credit Union Security Notification alleged sender Mazuma Credit Union reported 25th January 2007
  • 0.16% Upgrade Alert (Protect Your Halifax Bank Account ) alleged sender Halifax Bank reported 21st June 2009
  • 0.15% http://www.songak.ms.kr/ bbs/icon/okey.php alleged sender Lloyds TSB Bank reported 22nd October 2008
  • 0.15% Please sign in your USAA account, verify and update your profile immediately alleged sender USAA reported 23rd December 2005
  • 0.14% CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU HAVE WON.!!! alleged sender EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY INTERNAT reported 3rd September 2005
  • 0.13% Amazon.com: Your Account Information alleged sender Amazon reported 26th February 2009



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