The Top 5 Countries that Host the Most Phishing Websites (2010)

  Country Percentage of Verified Phishing Sites
1 United States 53.8 %
2 Germany 6.3 %
3 Canada 5.2 %
4 United Kingdom 4.8 %
5 France 3.5 %
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Sources:  OpenDNS Report:

List Notes: Data is for the year 2010. Percentages indicate the proportion of phishing sites verified in 2010 hosted in a given country. Phishing is defined as "the act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The e-mail directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. The Phishing web site is bogus and is set-up only to steal the user's information.
Countries that Host the Most Phishing Websites  <small>(2010)</small>

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