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Google reveals which countries have the most sites with malware

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Jun 2013 21:11 User comments (5)

Google reveals which countries have the most sites with malware Google has updated their Transparency Report to include a new section in which they highlight malware.
Says the site: "Google Safe Browsing scans millions of websites to identify those sites that install malware without a user's knowledge. We discover and categorize these sites by autonomous system (AS) numbers, thousands of which exist on the Internet."

Additionally, there is a heat map that allows you to mouse over every country and view the rate of sites infected with malware or attempting to phish personal information.

The U.S. scored very well, with a malware rate of 2 percent. Latin American countries like Mexico and Chile had higher rates, 12 and 11 percent respectively, while India, Bosnia, Hungary and others had massive 15 percent rates.

Google does note that the data is "not comprehensive and is best viewed as an indicator of the global malware problem." Check the heat map here: Google TR

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5 user comments

126.6.2013 2:53

Wow, Australia is 7%.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

22.7.2013 21:57

Well that is easier than you would think. You need to spend plenty of assets to keep it low. One of my web hosts is completely ignorant about bot net threats but they were brought down today. I bet they will get smarted real fast! As of today I am more educated then their chief tech. I reamed him out a few days back. I am locked out of my own sites because of hackers.

34.7.2013 0:16

Originally posted by Mez:
Well that is easier than you would think. You need to spend plenty of assets to keep it low. One of my web hosts is completely ignorant about bot net threats but they were brought down today. I bet they will get smarted real fast! As of today I am more educated then their chief tech. I reamed him out a few days back. I am locked out of my own sites because of hackers.
How frustrating for you.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

46.7.2013 14:54

The hosting companies are their own worst enemies. A large portion of the web designers are artists with barely sufficient tech skills to get the job done. If the had more skill they could do something else and make twice the money. All my problems started by giving one of them a very limited password for one on my sites. Her computer was infested with bot nets which took over that one site but then brute force cracked the master password for the rest of my sites. They could guess the ID from the database name. That is the latest wrinkle with bot nets you can brute force crack passwords if you can guess the ID then have several million zombies make one try per site per day.

Knowing that, the hosts need to be VERY up on what hackers are doing and scan the sites daily shutting down any site with malware on it. Give the owners clear instructions as to what to do. That web designer that screwed me over was clueless as to what was going on. She knew her computer wasn't infected even though I even told her the bot net that infected her. I downloaded the website ran a virus scan then looked for the injection frames with an editor. I have several hosts and only the one that I gave her a password to has had problems.

56.7.2013 23:31

That's bad luck Mez. Botnet designers/users are parasites in my book and aught to be first to be lined up against the wall.

We go to every effort ourselves... all our final financial transactions are done on Puppy Linux on Seamonkey browser. Don't know what we would do actually hosting any sites. Just used the brilliant ComboFix from bleepingcomputer.com yet again freeing yet another customer's poot from blackmailing him.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

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