Stats › March 2009
Published: April 6, 2009
The statistics on this page are for March 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009.
Total Submissions: 20,847
The total number of suspected phishes submitted by the PhishTank community.
Valid Phishes: 13,848
The total number of submissions verified as valid by the PhishTank community.
Invalid Phishes: 478
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: 84,008
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, 19 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 March 2009.
Note: One member account (PhishReporter) represents an organization, not an individual.
In March, 873 phishes (6% of valid phishes that month) used an IP address (i.e. http://126.96.36.199) and 12,975 (or 94%) 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.