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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Thu Oct 28 2010 - 00:24:51 CDT
By Tim Wilson
Oct 27, 2010
The world’s most heavily trafficked Web domain -- .com -- is also now
the riskiest, according to McAfee’s fourth annual "Mapping the Mal Web
report," released yesterday.
In an analysis of more than 27 million websites designed to identify the
most dangerous, McAfee found that 56 percent of the riskiest sites came
from the top-level domain of .com. The riskiest country domain is
The report also found that 6.2 percent of the 27 million websites
analyzed pose a security risk -- up from 5.8 percent last year.
"This report underscores how quickly cybercriminals change tactics to
lure in the most victims and avoid being caught," said Paula Greve,
director of research for McAfee Labs. "Last year, Vietnam’s .VN was a
relatively safe domain, and this year it jumped to the third most
dangerous. Cybercriminals target regions where registering sites is
cheap and convenient, and pose the least risk of being caught. A domain
that’s safe one year can be dangerous the next."
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