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Phishing Visualized: U.S. More Dangerous Than Russia, China

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How likely is it that you encounter a website with a phishing attack?

Netcraft published a dynamic map that shows the likelihood of a phishing attack on a site hosted in a specific country.

The map may be surprising to some. The greatest chance to encounter phishing site in any country is Morocco (1 in 102), followed by Turkmenistan (1 in 103). Ivory Coast follows in third place (1 in 199), Zambia in fourth (1 in 457) and Bolivia (1 in 496) in fifth. The usual suspects U.S., China, and Russia follow with substantial distance, whereas it is more likely to encounter a phishing suite in the U.S. (1 in 6,625) than in China (1 in 8,055), which is more likely to host a phishing site than Russia (1 in 11,411), according to Netcraft.

There are plenty of countries that do not host phishing sites at all, including North Korea, Greenland, Cuba, Nicaragua, Uruguay, most of Central Africa, and some nations in the Middle East and Asia.

The reporting is based on Netcraft's phishing site feed as well as the calculation of its total URL count, which currently stands at just under 634 million.

 

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    derekullo , January 3, 2013 6:45 PM
    You would think Greenland would have a lot of ice phishing.
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    derekullo , January 3, 2013 6:45 PM
    You would think Greenland would have a lot of ice phishing.
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    ithurtswhenipee , January 3, 2013 7:10 PM
    USA! USA! USA!
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    g-unit1111 , January 3, 2013 7:13 PM
    There is one incredibly simple, effective way to stop Phishing before it starts: if you don't know who an e-mail is from, don't answer it!!
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    adgjlsfhk , January 3, 2013 7:30 PM
    xczfsdfvddas Joseph answered I am alarmed that a person can profit $5312 in 1 month on the computer. have you seen this web page ask22.COM

    not quite phishing. Better luck next time.
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    ojas , January 3, 2013 8:04 PM
    derekulloYou would think Greenland would have a lot of ice phishing.

    Very phishy, indeed.
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    hoofhearted , January 3, 2013 9:25 PM
    We have the best phishing right here in Lousiana
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    greghome , January 3, 2013 10:58 PM
    hhmm.....North Korea....do they don't or the just simply can't :p