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470 million sites exist for 24 hours, 22% are malicious

2014/08/27

Help Net Security - (International) Blue Coat researchers reported the results of an analysis of over 660 million unique hostnames requested by users and found that 71 percent of hostnames were sites that appeared for only 1 day, with around 22 percent found to be malicious sites used in short-lived attacks or botnet management. The largest number of 1-day sites were legitimate sites used by major online organizations.

Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17297

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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