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Report: China Hosts Most Malware-Infected Sites
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Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 25 June 2008 12:24
Badware.org report shines new light on where the world's malware-ridden sites reside

JUNE 24, 2008 | 5:45 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
Senior Editor, Dark Reading

More than half of the infected Websites on the Internet today are located on servers in China, according to a newly released report by nonprofit Stopbadware.org. And six of the top ten network blocks hosting malware-ridden sites reside in China as well, the report says.

Stopbadware.org, an organization made up of academia and technology and backed by Google, PayPal, Lenovo, AOL, Trend Micro, and VeriSign to protect users from malware threats, found that 52 percent of the over 200,000 infected Websites it analyzed in late May were hosted by Chinese networks. Another 21 percent were U.S.-based.

China also has an infection rate of more than three times the world average, according to Stopbadware.org.

“We’ve been seeing this trend over the last six to nine months: China has really been emerging as a popular place to host infected sites,” says Maxim Weinstein, manager of StopBadware.org. “What’s less clear is why that’s the case.” [Dark Reading...]   [Comments...]   
 

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