January Phishing Activity Trends Report by Anti-Phishing Working Group

On March 24, 2006, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) released the January Phishing Activity Trends Report (available here. Note: requires PDF viewer)


Highlights:


Number of unique phishing reports received in January: 17,877, the most reports ever recorded
Number of unique phishing sites received in January: 9715, a huge increase in unique phishing sites from the previous two months
Number of brands hijacked by phishing campaigns in January: 101
Number of brands comprising the top 80% of phishing campaigns in January: 6
Country hosting the most phishing websites in January: United States
Contain some form of target name in URL: 45 %
No hostname just IP address: 30 %
Percentage of sites not using port 80: 8 %
Average time online for site: 5.0 days
Longest time online for site: 31 days

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