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Stats › February 2008

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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.

Top 10 Submitters (submissions)
1     PhishReporter (8,270)
2     cleanmx (1,419)
3     spamfighter (1,030)
4     joewein (757)
5     buaya (730)
6     Micha (654)
7     propriome (482)
8     Gretchen (309)
9     dbonengel (234)
10     boomdocs (206)
Top 10 Verifiers (votes)
1     stuartgrant (15,008)
2     buaya (14,868)
3     kurttr (10,360)
4     treehyrax (7,202)
5     bowlby4 (4,079)
6     JustaPerson (3,073)
7     tetak (2,221)
8     Micha (1,883)
9     clk (1,875)
10     joewein (1,552)

Phishing URLs

In February, 1,171 phishes (9% of valid phishes that month) used an IP address (i.e. http://12.34.56.78) and 12,037 (or 91%) used a domain name (i.e. http://example.com).

Top 10 Domains (valid phishes)
1     land.ru (24)
2     altervista.org (12)
3     transchryver.net (11)
4     ns8-wistee.fr (10)
5     nm.ru (9)
6     pochta.ru (8)
7     krsmhs6qh5v2jnb5z4bzw.net (7)
8     checkmessenger3.net (7)
9     sad.st (7)
10     by.ru (7)
Top 10 IPs (valid phishes)
1     85.105.182.6 (56)
2     219.117.228.246 (38)
3     212.0.90.42 (35)
4     68.178.232.99 (29)
5     82.204.219.223 (24)
6     64.22.85.6 (24)
7     203.97.200.52 (20)
8     209.62.21.230 (16)
9     190.154.201.34 (11)
10     203.130.232.174 (9)

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     TTNET TTnet Autonomous System 59
2     COMSTAR Telecommunications 53
3     Global Net Access, LLC 46
4     VECTANT Global Solution K.K. 38
5     ru.burnet Autonomous system 35
6     GoDaddy.com, Inc. 33
7     Bluehost Inc. 33
8     OVH OVH 26
9     THE PLANET 22
10     Ecommerce Corporation 21

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     eBay, Inc. 5,754
2     PayPal 3,798
3     Bank of America Corporation 573
4     HSBC Group 260
5     Poste Italiane 230
6     Banca di Roma 165
7     Citibank 154
8     JPMorgan Chase and Co. 117
9     Wells Fargo 84
10     Internal Revenue Service 83

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