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Stats › May 2010

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

Total Submissions: 15,986

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

Valid Phishes: 10,210

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

Invalid Phishes: 696

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: 59,457

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: 04 hours, 43 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 May 2010.

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

Top 10 Submitters (submissions)
1     PhishReporter (7,510)
2     propriome (1,450)
3     paulch (778)
4     cleanmx (690)
5     zender (689)
6     Harrison (337)
7     NotBuyingIt (306)
8     buaya (301)
9     zender2 (240)
10     joewein (237)
Top 10 Verifiers (votes)
1     knack (10,961)
2     stuartgrant (10,275)
3     buaya (6,047)
4     marcoadfox (4,498)
5     NotBuyingIt (4,454)
6     cybercrime (4,051)
7     tetak (3,188)
8     RoBerToItaPoLiS (3,137)
9     Aminof (2,792)
10     theGeezer (1,891)

Phishing URLs

In May, 536 phishes (5% of valid phishes that month) used an IP address (i.e. http://12.34.56.78) and 9,675 (or 95%) used a domain name (i.e. http://example.com).

Top 10 Domains (valid phishes)
1     t35.com (432)
2     110mb.com (172)
3     miud.us (159)
4     easily.co.uk (140)
5     altervista.org (102)
6     justfree.com (101)
7     hdfree.com.br (97)
8     ymlp93.com (90)
9     thepenalcolony.com (57)
10     hd1.com.br (56)
Top 10 IPs (valid phishes)
1     66.45.237.212 (309)
2     69.10.48.106 (301)
3     66.40.34.224 (285)
4     203.170.86.177 (209)
5     174.142.79.83 (183)
6     216.75.13.37 (159)
7     66.7.194.190 (153)
8     209.40.99.26 (136)
9     66.206.0.48 (107)
10     216.21.239.197 (102)

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 433
2     Peer 1 Dedicated Hosting 395
3     ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc. 364
4     iWeb Technologies Inc. 354
5     SoftLayer Technologies Inc. 276
6     OVH OVH 274
7     HostDime.com, Inc. 226
8     The Columbus Network Access Point, Inc. 218
9     AUSTDOM-AS-AP Aust Domains International Pty Ltd. 218
10     GoDaddy.com, Inc. 202

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 7,835
2     HSBC Group 635
3     Facebook 582
4     World of Warcraft 442
5     Bradesco 382
6     Orkut 320
7     Steam 217
8     Bank of America Corporation 153
9     eBay, Inc. 130
10     Internal Revenue Service 117

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