Most Phished Brands Statistics for February 2010

In February 2010, Paypal is still on the first place of the most phished brands, even if it lost from its amplitude (about 31%). The big “winner” is, however, Ebay, which started to be used again in phishing attacks. Remember that in January it was the biggest “loser” and now it gained about 26% landing on the second place. Facebook also got some phishing attention and gained about 60% compared to January.

# Brand name % Variation from
January 2010
in %
1 Paypal 52.92 -31.03
2 Ebay 9.93 25.88
3 Facebook 7.37 59.54
4 HSBC Bank 6.33 -80.20
5 Irs 6.22 41.91
6 Others 5.62 100.00
7 Visa 5.16 68.50
8 Bank of America 1.59 -287.80
9 Banco Poste Italiane 0.87 -77.61
10 World of Warcraft 0.83 23.44
11 Abbey Bank 0.72 -187.50
12 Chase Bank 0.67 -167.31
13 Halifax 0.46 -30.56
14 Lloyds 0.45 -28.57
15 Hotmail 0.45 20.00
16 Google.com 0.40 0.00

Sorted by the monthly deviation it gets visible that VISA got heavily phished, probably because of the Winter Olympic games.

# Brand name %
1 Others 100.00
2 Visa 68.50
3 Facebook 59.54
4 Irs 41.91
5 Ebay 25.88
6 World of Warcraft 23.44
7 Hotmail 20.00
8 Google.com 0.00
9 Lloyds -28.57
10 Halifax -30.56
11 Paypal -31.03
12 Banco Poste Italiane -77.61
13 HSBC Bank -80.20
14 Chase Bank -167.31
15 Abbey Bank -187.50
16 Bank of America -287.80

Sorin Mustaca
Manager International Software Development