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OpenDNS Announces November 2006 PhishTank Statistics


By Derek Iwasiuk
December 06, 2006

OpenDNS, the DNS provider that makes the Internet safer, faster and smarter for you and everyone using your network, announced November 2006 statistics for PhishTank, the free, community Web site where anyone can submit, verify, track and share phishing data. During the month of November, the PhishTank community voted more than 93,000 times on more than 18,000 suspected phishes, up 11,069 from the preceding month. PhishTank is the only consumer-friendly, anti-phishing effort that publicly shares timely phishing data.

Highlights from the November 2006 PhishTank statistics include:

Total number of votes by the PhishTank community: 93,103

Total number of unique, suspected phishing scams reported: 18,130

Country hosting the most phishing sites: South Korea

Percentage of phishing sites hosted in the South Korea: 39

Median time it took for the PhishTank community to verify phishes: 5 hours, 28 minutes

For more detailed information about PhishTank's November 2006 statistics, including graphics you can use on your Web site, please visit

About PhishTank

Launched Oct. 2, 2006 to coincide with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, PhishTank ( 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.

About OpenDNS

OpenDNS ( makes the Internet safer, faster and smarter. Based out of San Francisco, the company operates a large distributed network that powers a new kind of recursive DNS (Domain Name System) service that provides all Internet users increased security, reliability and performance. OpenDNS is thoroughly committed to building and operating the best DNS platform in the world and to improving the Internet.

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