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  • OpenDNS Shares April 2007 PhishTank Statistics

    Nearly 250,000 Votes in Month of April Alone

    SAN FRANCISCO — OpenDNS (www.opendns.com), the DNS provider that makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable today announced April 2007 statistics for PhishTank (www.phishtank.com), the free community Web site where anyone can submit, verify, track and share phishing data. During the month of April, the PhishTank community voted more than 243,000 times on more than 77,000 suspected phishes. PhishTank is the only consumer-friendly, anti-phishing effort that publicly shares timely phishing data.

    Highlights from the April 2007 PhishTank statistics include:

    Total number of votes by the PhishTank community: 243,500

    Total number of unique, suspected phishing scams reported: 77,709

    Country hosting the most phishing sites: United States

    Percentage of phishing sites hosted in United States: 19

    Median time it took for the PhishTank community to verify phishes: 30 hours, 27 minutes

    For more detailed information about PhishTank’s April 2007 statistics, including graphics you can use on your Web site, please visit: http://www.phishtank.com/stats/2007/04/

    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. For more information about PhishTank, please visit: www.phishtank.com

    About OpenDNS
    OpenDNS makes the Internet safer, faster and smarter. Based in 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. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: www.opendns.com