Google Blocks co.cc Domain

. July 11, 2011 . 0 Comments

Google has blocked co.cc from it’s search results after a scan Google performed on the domain co.cc revealed that an extremely high percentage of their sites were infected with malware. The block removed about 11 million results from the Google search index.

Oliver Fisher of the Google Anti-Malware Team writes:
“Over the past few months, Google’s systems have detected a number of bulk subdomain providers becoming targets of abuse by malware distributors. Bulk subdomain providers register a domain name, like example.com, and then sell subdomains of this domain name, like subdomain.example.com. Subdomains are often registered by the thousands at one time and are used to distribute malware and fake anti-virus products on the web. In some cases our malware scanners have found more than 50,000 malware domains from a single bulk provider.”

More info: http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2011/06/protecting-users-from-malware-hosted-on.html

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