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Stats › March 2009

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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.

Top 10 Submitters (submissions)
1     PhishReporter (9,168)
2     cleanmx (4,346)
3     propriome (1,643)
4     joewein (673)
5     buaya (549)
6     jdudeck (353)
7     mxlab (228)
8     njh (166)
9     ChickenMcNooNoo (156)
10     Micha (148)
Top 10 Verifiers (votes)
1     stuartgrant (15,100)
2     cleanmx (14,392)
3     isp4you (13,636)
4     buaya (11,369)
5     mxlab (4,749)
6     afk (3,356)
7     tetak (3,055)
8     Micha (1,599)
9     SuIsh (1,578)
10     spamreview (1,527)

Phishing URLs

In March, 873 phishes (6% of valid phishes that month) used an IP address (i.e. http://12.34.56.78) and 12,975 (or 94%) used a domain name (i.e. http://example.com).

Top 10 Domains (valid phishes)
1     ns10-wistee.fr (169)
2     ripway.com (149)
3     110mb.com (105)
4     blackapplehost.com (104)
5     justfree.com (97)
6     t35.com (92)
7     awardspace.com (86)
8     bfkslpioj23j.mobi (79)
9     pochta.ru (79)
10     tripod.com (77)
Top 10 IPs (valid phishes)
1     211.198.142.219 (387)
2     81.7.159.252 (361)
3     212.101.16.126 (355)
4     210.202.86.26 (335)
5     72.55.186.8 (268)
6     81.7.156.221 (246)
7     208.120.237.132 (246)
8     94.124.84.10 (167)
9     78.137.164.66 (158)
10     64.62.181.46 (149)

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     Korea Telecom 573
2     iWeb Technologies Inc. 416
3     AT&T Internet Services 407
4     JAYNET jay.net a/s 363
5     SOLNET SolNet Internet Solution Provider 357
6     Asia Pacific Broadband Fixed Lines Co., Ltd. 340
7     COMSTAR Telecommunications 310
8     Global Net Access, LLC 309
9     Ecommerce Corporation 306
10     SOFTLAYER SoftLayer Technologies Inc. 287

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 9,605
2     eBay, Inc. 459
3     Bank of America Corporation 429
4     HSBC Group 265
5     Google 169
6     Alliance Bank 146
7     Facebook 104
8     Internal Revenue Service 96
9     JPMorgan Chase and Co. 73
10     HSBC 64

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