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Stats › February 2010

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Published: March 1, 2010

The statistics on this page are for February 1, 2010 through February 28, 2010.

Total Submissions: 17,855

The total number of suspected phishes submitted by the PhishTank community.

Valid Phishes: 9,946

The total number of submissions verified as valid by the PhishTank community.

Invalid Phishes: 526

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: 69,430

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: 08 hours, 08 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 2010.

Note: One member account (PhishReporter) represents an organization, not an individual.

Top 10 Submitters (submissions)
1     PhishReporter (8,209)
2     cleanmx (2,403)
3     propriome (1,381)
4     balomish (721)
5     joewein (459)
6     zender (417)
7     mxlab (360)
8     buaya (217)
9     phishir (188)
10     zender2 (135)
Top 10 Verifiers (votes)
1     stuartgrant (15,029)
2     buaya (12,070)
3     NotBuyingIt (8,069)
4     marcoadfox (7,613)
5     cybercrime (5,166)
6     Aminof (4,477)
7     tetak (4,250)
8     theGeezer (3,040)
9     Jdunnivan (717)
10     mgeide (717)

Phishing URLs

In February, 475 phishes (5% of valid phishes that month) used an IP address (i.e. http://12.34.56.78) and 9,471 (or 95%) used a domain name (i.e. http://example.com).

Top 10 Domains (valid phishes)
1     t35.com (559)
2     altervista.org (522)
3     slaenmex.com (501)
4     express-order.ru (421)
5     udaswy.cz (215)
6     webhosting-solutions.co.uk (134)
7     justfree.com (114)
8     pochta.ru (73)
9     nob2o.com (67)
10     radiosportfm.tg (62)
Top 10 IPs (valid phishes)
1     201.130.79.54 (505)
2     69.10.48.106 (458)
3     66.45.237.212 (438)
4     89.111.176.21 (421)
5     194.67.36.117 (149)
6     206.251.130.233 (135)
7     77.92.91.153 (134)
8     205.134.162.147 (115)
9     67.220.228.213 (113)
10     78.129.205.116 (92)

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     NEW JERSEY INTERNATIONAL INTERNET EXCHANGE LLC 562
2     MetroRED Telecom Services 505
3     RAPIDSWITCH-AS RapidSwitch 457
4     CENTROHOST-AS JSC Centrohost 431
5     ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc. 315
6     iWeb Technologies Inc. 239
7     SoftLayer Technologies Inc. 203
8     OVH OVH 198
9     Limestone Networks, Inc. 176
10     SOVAM-AS Golden Telecom, Moscow, Russia 159

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 8,488
2     Internal Revenue Service 772
3     Facebook 715
4     HSBC Group 458
5     Bank of America Corporation 134
6     Tibia 130
7     eBay, Inc. 124
8     World of Warcraft 111
9     HSBC 103
10     Amazon.com 86

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