China hosts nearly half of malware sites

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  1. Unwired

    Unwired Member

    China is host to almost half of the world's malware-infected Web sites.

    According to a report released Monday by antivirus company Sophos, China--including Hong Kong--hosted 44.8 percent of the world's infected sites in August 2007. The United States ranked a distant second, hosting 20.8 percent of Web sites that contain malicious code.

    The number of infected Web pages has also grown. Sophos said that it detected an average of 5,000 new infected pages each day in the month of August.

    The company warned that simply staying clear of sites hosted in the top three countries of China, United States and Russia was not effective in avoiding malware.

    Said Carole Theriault, Sophos senior security consultant, in a statement: "While more than three quarters of infected Web pages are hosted in just three countries, that doesn't mean you only get hit if you visit Web sites based in those areas.

    "Hackers are hijacking Web sites around the world to make them point to malware on sites based in China, the United States and Russia. Cybercriminals don't discriminate when it comes to targeting the Web," she added.

    Sophos also warned against a sharp rise in spam pointing people to these infected sites. Malicious senders, in an attempt to bypass attachment virus scanners, are using messages that direct users to Web sites with malicious code. Computers get infected when users click on the links in the e-mail message.

    "Most malware writers...are using spam and the Web to infect users," said Theriault. "Criminals are hard at work trying to slip past filters at the corporate gateway."

    June saw a spike in spam hosted on Chinese domains, where the figure rose from almost zero to 450 spam domains.

    By Victoria Ho, ZDNet Asia
    Monday, September 03 2007 06:04 PM

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  2. KennethM

    KennethM Guest

    Well, in the persons like me on the hosting or SEO world.

    Hindi na ito bago kasi matagal nang issues ito sa'min.
    Example: We're asking kung anong 'best' hosting provider around the world. Madaming umiiwas sa mga server sa China dahil negative points ito para sa mga website nila dahil malay nga ba nang webmaster kung naglagay nang malware sa server niya. Hehehe... :lol:
  3. vanix_09

    vanix_09 Member


    Tama ka, everytime na mag-browse aku sa china sites daming scripts were trying to attack my pc but it was then block by my antivirus. Minsan hindi ako aware nito pero naging oberbasyon ko eto kadalasan china websites contains malware, worms. Kaya be careful talaga sa mga sites from this country.

  4. magaling talaga mga Chinese

  5. KennethM

    KennethM Guest

    Hmmmmmm... It's just based according to experiences, pero kapag ganun nga ang site mo.

    Better get hosted in a USA Based Server than the ones located in China.
  6. dyoddyowel

    dyoddyowel Member

    better host your server in countries with liberal laws regarding internet use...
  7. KennethM

    KennethM Guest

    Hmmmmm... Pwede po bang name those countries? :?
  8. dyoddyowel

    dyoddyowel Member

    one is netherlands...
  9. patrickchiraz

    patrickchiraz Member

    also in russia :):):)@TechNix@dyoddyowel
  10. KennethM

    KennethM Guest

    Could the other members name more? :wink:
  11. Unwired

    Unwired Member

    best countries to choose:
    Germany, US, UK, France, The Neatherlands.

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