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.
In October, 763 phishes (21% of valid phishes that month) used an IP address (i.e. http://126.96.36.199) and 2,915 (or 79%) used a domain name (i.e. http://example.com).
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.
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.
Allison Rhodes, Community Manager
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