World Hosts Report - March 2013
25 March 2013 - "As malware continues to evolve, and cybercriminals continue to learn, one particular fundamental remains constant – almost all malicious threats are physically hosted somewhere. For this reason, it remains as important as ever to examine hosting practices and standards and consider how they can be improved. One such way is to measure levels of cybercriminal activity on servers around the world, and attempt to quantify the results. Such has been the aim of HostExploit’s World Hosts Report (formerly Top 50 Bad Hosts)... The quarterly reports examine all 43,000+ publicly-routed Autonomous Systems in the world, gathering data on infected websites, botnets, spam and other activity, before combining the research with trusted community sources and analyzing the results... it should be stressed that most malicious content is not hosted knowingly – often it is as a result of inaction, and sometimes hosts can be the victims... The New gTLDs (generic top-level domains), due for roll-out in 2013, will provide the Internet with its largest ever transformation. Security issues with previous and current gTLDs remind us that such an expansion has the potential to open avenues to greater cybercriminal activity..."
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