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Latvia holds the 15th place in the malicious domain hosting list

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU86.4% of all malicious domains in the internet are hosted in the internet space of twenty countries, and Latvia is on the 15th place, the Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2011 cyber threats review reports.

Last year, there were 946 393 693 registered internet attacks, in which hackers used 4 073 646 domains.

The same countries which led the top of the list last year, remain in their leading positions: USA – 25.4% and Russia – 14.6%. It is important to note that the increase in malicious domain numbers, which was notable in these countries in the previous years, has stopped.

The Netherlands and Germany hold the third and fourth place in this list. It can be partially explained by the fact that service providers in these countries offer cheap and high quality hosting, which is attractive not only to honest clients, but to criminals as well.

Among the websites, where in 2011 the most of malicious sites was based in entertainment websites dominate the list – 31%, followed by search engines – 22%, and social networks – 21%. People who use Facebook and Vkontakte should be most careful – hackers use these social networks the most when distributing malicious contents. Besides those, hackers also actively use websites with adult contents – 14%, and advertisement networks – 12%.

Places based on the number of cyber-attacks in countries as part of the general amount:

1.USA – 240 022 553 (25.4%)

2.Russia – 138 554 755 (14.6%)

3.The Netherlands – 92 652 499 (9.8%)

4. Germany – 82 544 498 (8.7%)

5.Ukraine – 47 886 774 (5.1%)

6. China – 46 482 840 (4.9%)

7. The United Kingdom – 44 676 036 (4.7%)

8. The British Virgin Isles – 26 336 323 (2.8%)

9. Canada – 19 723 107 (2.1%)

10. Sweden – 15 472 406 (1.6%)

11. France – 14 706 167 (1.6%)

12. Romania – 12 685 394 (1.3%)

13. South Korea – 7 220 494 (0.8%)

14. The Czech Republic – 6 009 847 (0.6%)

15. Latvia – 5 371 299 (0.6%)

16. Spain – 5 066 469 (0.5%)

17. Japan – 3 468 602 (0.4%)

18. Turkey – 3 150 767 (0.3%)

19. Brazil – 2 712 440 (0.3%)

20. Belize – 2 660 150 (0.3%)

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