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OpenDNS Announces June 2010 PhishTank Findings

July 05
14:13 2010

Web Hosting NewsSAN FRANCISCO – OpenDNS, provider of the world’s leading Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced June 2010 statistics for, the free community Web site where anyone can submit, verify, track and share phishing data. During the month of June, the PhishTank community voted nearly 60,000 times on almost 16,000 suspected phishes.

Included among the top most spoofed brands is PayPal, with 13,903 phishes reported, a 77 percent increase in submitted phishes over May. Other frequently spoofed brands include social networking sites Facebook and Orkut, and World of Warcraft.

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OpenDNS is the world’s largest, fastest-growing DNS service. PhishTank is the only consumer-friendly, anti-phishing effort that publicly shares timely phishing data.

Highlights from the June 2010 PhishTank statistics include:

Total number of votes by the PhishTank community: 72,415
Total number of unique, suspected phishing scams reported: 21, 878
Country hosting the most phishing sites: United States
Percentage of phishing sites hosted in United States: 41
Median time it took for the PhishTank community to verify phishes: 6 hours, 55 minutes

For more detailed information about PhishTank’s April statistics, including the full list of most spoofed brands, please visit

About PhishTank
PhishTank is operated by OpenDNS and is the first and only effort of its kind. Launched in October 2006 to coincide with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the site employs a sophisticated voting system that requires the community to vote “phish” or “not phish,” reducing the possibility of false positives and improving the overall breadth and coverage of the phishing data. PhishTank makes all phishing data it accumulates public and available via programmable APIs, which allow other software developers to incorporate the anti-phishing data into their tools. The open access is intended to encourage the sharing of information and increase the chance of eliminating phishing all together. For more information about PhishTank, please visit

About OpenDNS
OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Through DNS resolution, cloud-based Web content filtering and security services, OpenDNS empowers millions of households, schools and businesses to control how users navigate the Internet on their network, while dramatically increasing the network’s overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit

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