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top 10 riskiest Web domains

The riskiest Web domains across the globe.
Alarmingly, as many as seven out of the top 20 riskiest domains are from the APAC region.
Here’s over to top 10 riskiest Web domains.
1) Cameroon (.cm)
Topping the list is Africa’s Cameroon (.cm) which has overthrown Hong Kong (.hk) as the Web’s riskiest domain. Entering for the first time in the list, Cameroon, a small African country that borders Nigeria, jumped to the number one spot this year with 36.7% of the .cm domain posing a security risk.
According to the report, because the domain .cm is a common typo for .com, many cyber criminals set up fake typo-squatting sites that lead to malicious downloads, spyware, adware and other potentially unwanted programmers.
Last year’s riskiest domain, Hong Kong (.hk) dropped to 34th place with a risk rating of only 1.1%.
2) Commercial (.com)
World’s most common domain has just got more dangerous. From being the ninth most riskiest domain last year, .Com domain has become the second most dangerous domain this year. Falling in the generic category, Commercial (.com) domain has a weighted risk of 32.2%.
According to the report, .com is also the most risky generic top level domain (TLD).
3) China (.cn)
The risky or malicious activity associated with sites registered with the .cn (China) overwhelmingly relates to spam sites as opposed to malicious downloads.
4) Samoa (.ws)
The report rates Samoan-registered domains risky primarily for their phishing and malicious download activity. Among country domains, the People’s Republic of China (.cn) and Samoa (.ws) have remained in the top 5 riskiest domains since last year.
5) Information (.info)
The information (.info) domain is the most “spammy,” domain with 17.2% of its sites generating junk mail.
6) Philippines (.ph)
Philippines (.ph) registered sites are more similar to China than Samoa, with risk weighted towards spam and phishing than related to downloads.
7) Network (.net)
Seventh riskiest web domain is Network (.net) with the overall risk percentage of 5.8%. As compared to this year’s figure, the domain recorded a higher security risk of 6.3% last year.
8) Former Soviet Union (.su)
The report says risky registrations using the former Soviet Union (.SU) domain are evenly distributed between phishing and risky download activity.
9) Russia (.ru)
Russian (.RU) registered site risk is distributed in a roughly 3:2:1 ratio for malicious downloads, phishing and spam.
10) Singapore (.sg)
According to the report, Singapore (.sg) registered sites were evenly distributed between spam and download activity.

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