Top Targets of Phishing Websites – 2010

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on February 2, 2011

Spoofed websites have become even more extensive than in previous years. The most common name spoofed by phishers is Paypal, acording to a recent report released by OpenDns. The most common spoofed brands belonged to the online and social games category.

The following are the most common targets of spoofing websites for 2010:

  1. PayPal — 45.9%
  2. Facebook — 5.3%
  3. HSBC Group — 4.1%
  4. World of Warcraft — 3.2%
  5. Internal Revenue Service — 3%
  6. Bradesco — 1.9%
  7. Orkut — 1.7%
  8. Sulake Corporation — 1.5 %
  9. Steam — 1.2%
  10. Tibia — 1%

Percentages indicate the proportion of phishing sites verified in 2010 and associated with a given target.

So, the next time you are dealing with the above brands online, make sure that they are genuine and not spoofed websites. To know more about spoofed websites and how to protect yourselves from spoofed sites click here.

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