U.S., Korea top list of phishing hosts


The United States and South Korea top the list of countries that hosted phishing sites in October, according to data from PhishTank, an open database tracking trends in email fraud attacks.

The database, which is run by Internet start-up OpenDNS and collects information from volunteers, confirmed 3,678 valid phishing attacks, about 24 percent of which sent victims to hosts in the United States. Another 14 percent of phishing attacks referred victims to hosts in South Korea. In total, eleven countries--including India, China and Brazil--hosted the malicious servers linked to more than three quarters of all phishing attacks in October, according to PhishTank's collection of statistics. U.S., Korea top list of phishing hosts

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