[ISN] Vietnam Is Riskiest Country Domain, Study Says

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:24:51 -0500 (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 
Vietnam (.VN).

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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