McAfee reports that Tokelau (.tk) and Niue (.nu) host the highest percentage of malicious software.
10% of sites on the .tk domain have been labeled dangerous by McAfee. Niue is also heavily used for spamming and hosting malicious software.
Both countries claim to be taking action to reduce their use by spammers and malware authors.
While most of the malware hosted on these extensions are spread on web sites and email they’re also heavily spammed on IRC Networks.
“We have noticed that most malware spammed on IRC use these extensions,” said Steve Mermelstein, Senior Global Network Admin of the WyldRyde IRC Network. “However, most of it originates from the US, Canada, Turkey, and Russia. Blocking it is always a cat and mouse game but we keep on top of it.”
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