Suspicious URLs Rise
The number of suspicious URLs that lead to sites hosting malware and phishing attacks continues to increase. McAfee said it logged more than 74.7 million suspicious URLs by the end of June, which represents a 16 percent increase over the first quarter of 2013.
Google, Bing, Yahoo and others join McAfee and other security firms to constantly rate the reputation of websites. McAfee said it will label a URL suspicious if its automated systems "find combinations of questionable code and functionality." The 74.7 million URLs it is tracking refer to 29 million domain names, up 5 percent from the previous period, McAfee said.