Top Countries Hosting Phishing Websites – H1 2011

A recent report from Websense shows the alarming rate of increase in cyber crime activity in Canada. While US still stands as the major hub of hosting phishing websites, Canada occupies second place followed by Egypt. Comparing with the Opendns report published recently on top countries hosting phishing websites in 2010, Germany falls back to forth position from second.

The following are top countries hosting phishing websites in first part of 2011 (i.e., January 2011 to May 2011):

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Egypt
  4. Germany
  5. UK
  6. Netherlands
  7. Russia
  8. South Korea
  9. France
  10. Brazil

The intense evaluation of IP addresses in China and Eastern Europe seems to be the major reason for the shift in cybercrime activities to Canada. Canada has now jumped to #6 position in the world, in terms of hosting cybercrime, from #13 in 2010.

The anti-spam law, been introduced in Canada recently in December 2010, will come into effect from September 2011. It was the last of the G8 countries to introduce its very own anti-spam law, which addresses a number of online threats, including spyware, malware, pharming, phishing and even gives individuals the private right to sue spammers.

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