China hosts nearly half of malware sites

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China hosts to almost half of the world's malware-infected Web sites according to report published by antivirus company Sophos.

China, including Hong Kong hosted 44.8 percent of the world's infected sites in August 2007. while United States has ranked second in hosting 20.8 percent of Web sites that contain malicious code. Sophos detected that an average of 5,000 new infected pages each day in the month of August, 2007. Malicious senders, in an attempt to bypass attachment virus scanners, are using messages that direct users to Web sites with malicious code. Computers get infected when users click on the links in the e-mail message.

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