Stats › February 2008
Published: March 5, 2008
The statistics on this page are for February 1, 2008 through February 29, 2008.
Total Submissions: 17,303
The total number of suspected phishes submitted by the PhishTank community.
Valid Phishes: 13,208
The total number of submissions verified as valid by the PhishTank community.
Invalid Phishes: 954
The total number of submissions verified as invalid by the PhishTank community.
Note: Many phishing emails were offline at the time of submission to PhishTank. Offline phishes cannot be voted on, and therefore cannot be verified.
Total Votes: 76,615
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: 10 hours, 15 minutes
The median time it took the PhishTank community to verify submissions as valid or invalid.
Most Active Users
Out of the more than 20,000 members of the PhishTank community, these members were the most active in February 2008.
Note: One member account (PhishReporter) represents an organization, not an individual.
In February, 1,171 phishes (9% of valid phishes that month) used an IP address (i.e. http://188.8.131.52) and 12,037 (or 91%) 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.