Google finds 9,500 new malicious Web sites a day


Google prides itself on being proactive in protecting its users from
malware and other attacks (even government-sponsored ones) on the Web
via its Safe Browsing API and other technologies over the past five
years. In a blog post today, the company reveals the numbers behind some of its anti-malware initiatives:

  • Google finds about 9,500 new malicious Web sites per day, either
    innocent ones that have been compromised by hackers or sites built
    specifically to distribute malware or for phishing.
  • About 600 million users of Chrome,
    Firefox, and
    Safari see several million warnings per day about malware and phishing on sites the users are about to visit.

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