Internet Skeptic Blog

Posted by: Bob Bayn on Jun 4, 2015

Word Cloud of Phish Senders and Subjects

Over the past two years we have received nearly 6000 identified phishing attacks.  This word cloud gives an idea of the common words that appear in the subject line of those messages.

Word Cloud of Phishing Subject Lines

And this word cloud of sending hostnames show that phish messages usually come from the already-phished email accounts of victims who are using reputable email services (sometimes the big name services, sometimes higher ed).Phish Sender Hostnames