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Amazon and GoDaddy Are the Biggest Malware Hosters 76

An anonymous reader writes "The United States is the leading malware hosting nation, with 44 percent of all malware hosted domestically, according to Solutionary. The U.S. hosts approximately 5 times more malware than the second-leading malware-hosting nation, Germany, which is responsible for 9 percent of the detected malware. The cloud is allowing malware distributors to create, host and remove websites rapidly, and major hosting providers such as Amazon, GoDaddy and Google have made it economical for malicious actors to use their services to infect millions of computers and vast numbers of enterprise systems."
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Amazon and GoDaddy Are the Biggest Malware Hosters

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  • by netsavior ( 627338 ) on Wednesday January 15, 2014 @01:53PM (#45967193)
    so you don't use Pinterest, Reddit, Foursquare, Spotify, Adobe, Etsy, IMDB, PBS, Netflix, or Yelp?

    Wow. Such internet. Much isolationism. Very consumer.
  • by amicusNYCL ( 1538833 ) on Wednesday January 15, 2014 @02:34PM (#45967805)

    They can afford, using their spare change, to staff a 24x7 abuse desk with very senior people.

    You think that the solution to this problem is a 24-hour abuse desk? Isn't that, by nature, a reactive solution instead of a proactive solution? This comes with the turf. When Amazon allows their customers to quickly and easily set up new virtual servers and things like that, this is going to happen. Unless they are actively scanning all files and data that go through their network to block things (and even that is not a full solution), we are going to continue to see the "cloud" malware sites. These are sites that pop up and maybe they only exist for a day or two, or a few hours, before they get shut down, but in that time they've done what they were supposed to do and once they go down another one pops up. A place that people can call to report malware is not going to solve that problem.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton