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Stats › October 2006

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Published: November 3, 2006

The PhishTank community made a splash in October, but there are still lots of phishes on the Net. Join the fight against phishing.

The statistics on this page are for October 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006.

Total Submissions: 7,061

The total number of suspected phishes submitted by the PhishTank community.

Valid Phishes: 3,678

The total number of submissions verified as valid by the PhishTank community.

Invalid Phishes: 878

The total number of submissions verified as invalid by the PhishTank community.

Note: The remaining 2,505 submissions went offline before any users were able to vote, and therefore could not be verified.

Total Votes: 93,531

The total number of "is a phish," "is not a phish," and "I don't know" votes made by the PhishTank community.

Median Time To Verify: 12 hours, 8 minutes

The median time it took the PhishTank community to verify submissions as valid or invalid.

Note: For the month of October 2006, PhishTank reported average time to verify instead of median time to verify, which is a more accurate representation of the time it took for the PhishTank community to verify phishes. October 2006 statistics have been revised for accuracy.



Most Active Users

Out of the more than 2,400 members of the PhishTank community, these members were the most active.

Top 10 Submitters (submissions)
1     spamfighter (980)
2     Micha (583)
3     Sedna (547)
4     billwake (215)
5     moike (194)
6     hank (171)
7     funchords (163)
8     jkrieger3 (133)
9     polymorp (116)
10     dicknite (105)
Top 10 Verifiers (votes)
1     Simurgh (5,361)
2     miowpurr (5,325)
3     polymorp (3,781)
4     bowlby4 (3,713)
5     someone1234 (3,587)
6     thelionheart (3,489)
7     Char (3,126)
8     trib (2,718)
9     bastardblaster (2,212)
10     phishfighter (1,873)

Phishing URLs

In October, 763 phishes (21% of valid phishes that month) used an IP address (i.e. http://12.34.56.78) and 2,915 (or 79%) used a domain name (i.e. http://example.com).

Top 10 Domains (valid phishes)
1     lugers.biz (68)
2     web.com (44)
3     loreta.biz (43)
4     jorder.cc (43)
5     tuker.info (41)
6     nklosqsresu.net.bz (38)
7     yulius.biz (36)
8     heleta.info (35)
9     ro3ich.biz (33)
10     assruspede.org.bz (32)
Top 10 IPs (valid phishes)
1     218.248.65.140 (327)
2     219.254.228.105 (293)
3     200.29.97.61 (211)
4     201.195.156.130 (190)
5     211.158.15.122 (163)
6     58.145.18.241 (143)
7     218.55.152.222 (116)
8     200.140.153.163 (112)
9     64.14.244.55 (95)
10     81.180.177.19 (89)

Networks That Host Phishes

The servers hosting verified phishes are under the responsibility of these networks. PhishTank knows this because it traces phishing Web sites to an IP address. These are the organizations responsible for those IP addresses.

Top 10 NetworksValid Phishes
1     Hanaro Telecom Inc. 469
2     National Internet Backbone 333
3     TELESC Telecomunicacoes de Santa Catarina SA 224
4     EMCATEL 211
5     Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad y Telecom. 190
6     CQNET Chongqing Broadband Networks 163
7     Futures Cable Television, Inc. 143
8     SAVVIS Savvi 101
9     CANTV Servicios C.A. 93
10     MobiFon S.A. 89

Popular Targets

These are the brands that were fraudulently represented in phishing emails. Targets are identified by the submitter at the time of submission, or determined by PhishTank's software to the best of its ability. The majority of phishes are not categorized with a target.

Top 10 Identified TargetsValid Phishes
1     PayPal 1,493
2     eBay, Inc. 1,210
3     Barclays Bank PLC 321
4     Fifth Third Bank 203
5     Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken 191
6     Bank of America Corporation 188
7     Wells Fargo 133
8     Key Bank 111
9     JPMorgan Chase and Co. 104
10     Citibank 48


Press Contact:
Allison Rhodes, Community Manager
(she'll respond quickly)

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