The Chinese territory of Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China
are home to the largest fraction of malicious Web sites, according to a
report published by antivirus company McAfee on Wednesday.
In its report, Mapping the Mal Web Revisited,
the company found that the top-level domains with the largest
proportion of malicious sites belonged to Hong Kong (.hk) and China
(.cn) with the Philippines (.ph) and Romania (.ro) tied for fourth. The
company surveyed nearly 10 million heavily-trafficked Web sites around
the world and found that 19.2 percent of all Web sites ending in the .hk
posed a danger to visitors. Approximately 11 percent of Web sites in
mainland China's top-level domain were rated as risky by SiteAdvisor.