10-27-2010 03:38 PM #1
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Vietnam domain name extension favoured by criminals
Vietnamese domain name is said to be the haven of cyber criminals.
About 58% of the sites using Vietnam's .vn domain harboured malware found the McAfee report.
Those visiting the dangerous sites risk having sensitive data stolen or their computer being hijacked.
In all, it found, 6.2% of the 27 million live sites it tracks were found to be risky to visit. A figure up from 5.9% in 2009.
"The web is getting trickier to navigate safely," said the report which tried to compile a global snapshot of the criminal activity perpetrated via the net.
Sites risky to visit could host so-called drive-by downloads that exploit bugs to install attack code on a PC. Others may be fake pharmacy sites or host virus-ridden files.
Vietnam had only become a favourite with hi-tech criminals in 2010, said the report, as in 2009 the country's domain came 39th in the global risk ranking. By comparison, the UK is ranked as the 49th riskiest domain.
Explaining the surge in malicious activity, Paula Greve, director of web security research for McAfee Labs, said: "Cybercriminals target regions where registering sites is cheap and convenient and pose the least risk of being caught."
11-01-2010 03:54 PM #2Member Array
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It will be cool if all the criminals will move to Vietnam domains, easy for blocking :)