Christopher Abad at Cloudmark (a business partner of Sunbelt’s) wrote an extraordinary paper on phishing several months ago.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s highly recommended research treatment of the subject.

For example, by spidering through IRC servers, they found this complex interrelation among phishers: 

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Alex Eckelberry
(Thanks Eric)

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