Google’s Blogger Makes Up 2% Of All Malware Hosts

Blogspot.com cited as the No. 1 host for malware from News.com reports Google’s Blogger accounts “for nearly 2 percent of all malware hosts.” Sophos, an antivirus vendor, published a report showing the state of malware injections and attacks throughout the web.

Specifically, hackers can set up “malicious blogs” on the Blogger service, plus they can inject dangerous web links and content into Blogger blogs.

The Google web search team takes malware attacks seriously. They have reviews in webmaster tools and they label malicious web sites in web search results. So isn’t it ironic that Google hosts the number one problem of malware on the Internet?

Yesterday, I said that we had reports of spam on Google Sites, as well as spam on Google Groups. But this report shows that Google’s Blogger is worse than both of those.

A Google spokesperson gave News.com a statement:

Google takes the security of our users very seriously, and we work hard to protect them from malware. Using Blogger, or any Google product, to serve or host malware is a violation of our product policies. We actively work to detect and remove sites that serve malware from our network.

Related Topics: Channel: Content | Google: Blogger | Google: Security | Legal: Security

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