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Stats › October 2010

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The statistics on this page are for October 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010.

Total Submissions: 14,294

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

Valid Phishes: 8,468

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

Invalid Phishes: 419

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: 50,079

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: 03 hours, 53 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 October 2010.

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

Top 10 Submitters (submissions)
1     PhishReporter (6,250)
2     propriome (1,368)
3     balomish (1,257)
4     paulch (455)
5     cleanmx (452)
6     zender (387)
7     sw01fl (335)
8     stuartgrant (321)
9     zender2 (169)
10     buaya (149)
Top 10 Verifiers (votes)
1     stuartgrant (9,003)
2     knack (7,931)
3     buaya (4,430)
4     Aminof (3,626)
5     marcoadfox (3,582)
6     theGeezer (2,891)
7     NotBuyingIt (2,629)
8     Astral (2,529)
9     tetak (1,619)
10     mgeide (1,220)

Phishing URLs

In October, 448 phishes (5% of valid phishes that month) used an IP address (i.e. http://12.34.56.78) and 8,040 (or 95%) used a domain name (i.e. http://example.com).

Top 10 Domains (valid phishes)
1     t35.com (547)
2     gerryyoung.com (211)
3     alfonsogil.org (148)
4     altervista.org (134)
5     ripway.com (74)
6     110mb.com (71)
7     otslabvam.com (66)
8     atspace.com (63)
9     home.ro (61)
10     mmna2030.org (59)
Top 10 IPs (valid phishes)
1     66.45.237.212 (446)
2     69.10.48.106 (446)
3     113.20.5.33 (211)
4     66.128.49.218 (149)
5     66.7.194.193 (89)
6     209.172.59.196 (82)
7     64.27.13.252 (81)
8     217.119.57.22 (78)
9     64.62.181.46 (74)
10     190.123.47.201 (71)

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 551
2     GoDaddy.com, Inc. 344
3     ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc. 307
4     iWeb Technologies Inc. 266
5     SoftLayer Technologies Inc. 243
6     AUSSIEHQ-AS-AP AussieHQ Pty Ltd 226
7     HETZNER-AS Hetzner Online AG RZ 202
8     OVH OVH 164
9     Global IP Networks INC 149
10     Lunar Pages 141

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 6,457
2     Internal Revenue Service 1,287
3     Facebook 986
4     World of Warcraft 509
5     HSBC Group 419
6     Zynga 219
7     Sulake Corporation 215
8     JPMorgan Chase and Co. 161
9     Steam 142
10     Orkut 121

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