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McAfee exposes top 10 phishing hooks

Antony Savvas

McAfee's Avert security lab has ranked the biggest phishing and malware threats, and the top brands used by phishers to trap web users.

The top 10 headers for phishing e-mails are:

  1. Amazon.com Inc. Security Center
  2. please confirm your data
  3. Sparkasse informiert Sie
  4. eilige Information
  5. Banking
  6. All cards (except the temporary cards) from this account are suspended
  7. Your Online Activity Confirmation
  8. JPMorgan Chase - Critical Account Information
  9. Information
  10. Data confirmation

The top five brands targeted by phishers are:

  1. Natwest, 44%
  2. CommerceBank, 38%
  3. VolksBank, 16%
  4. eBay, 1%
  5. Bank of America, 1%

The most prevalent viruses/malware in January were:

  1. VBS/Psyme, Trojan
    PCs Infected, 7.29%
  2. Adware-ZangoSA, programme
    PCs Infected, 4%
  3. JS/Wonka, Trojan
    PCs Infected, 3.69%

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