McAfee exposes top 10 phishing hooks

News

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%

McAfee Avert blog >>

Malware database debate >>

Web security gateways >>


Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.
 

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy