World Hosts Report - March 2014
In what appears to be a continuing theme, the three worst positions on the HE Index are held by hosts or networks registered in the United States.
The HE Index represents concentrations of malicious activity detected on web hosts and networks, in a report spanning three months.
On a global scale, smaller countries with lower levels of regulations remain the location of choice for professi...
World Hosts Report - September 2013
For the first time, hosts registered in a single country – the United States – occupy the worst three places in the Top 50 list of hosts and networks.
Examining hosting practices and standards is as relevant as ever in the quest for much needed improvements to a system that has few enforceable restraints.
Quantification through the measurement of levels of cybercriminal activity on se...
World Hosts Report - March 2013
As malware continues to evolve, and cybercriminals continue to learn, one particular fundamental remains constant – almost all malicious threats are physically hosted somewhere. For this reason, it remains as important as ever to examine hosting practices and standards and consider how they can be improved.
One such way is to measure levels of cybercriminal activity on servers around the...
World Hosts Report - September 2012
The #1 Host this quarter for levels of malicious activity is new to the top 50 ranking table – AS40034 Confluence Networks, registered in the Virgin Islands but hosted in the United States.
New names in new places is sadly not a consistent theme for this quarter as, despite the new #1, the “Top 50 Hosts” table for Q3 2012 has more than a fair share of familiar names holding the top p...
Top 50 Bad Hosts - June 2012
Transnational Cooperation Defeating Cybercrime.
Recent successes against several gangs and major cybercriminals affirm the essentiality of transnational cooperation. A trend that is likely to continue, supporters of cross-border collaboration find reason for optimism with the prospect of further actions.
The news of three separate operations against users of the Carberp virus is a highlig...
Global Security Report - May 2012
Mapping Cybercrime by Country
All cybercrime is hosted and served from somewhere. A simple enough truism and yet little research, or even initiatives, emerge from this area. A new interactive web-based tool aims to provide deeper insights into this domain in search of solutions to a global problem.
How much cybercrime is served by the hosting providers registered to, or routing through, a...
Top 50 Bad Hosts - March 2012
Timely events provide the backdrop to the latest HostExploit’s Top 50 Bad Host and Networks report for Q1 2012. Recent disruptions of cybercriminal operations - the result of cross-industry and international cooperation - show signs of a new willingness to target supporting infrastructures as the enablers of cybercriminal operations.
HostExploit’s (HE) latest report features an in-dept...
Top 50 Bad Hosts - December 2011
There is one common denominator in cybercrime – it is hosted, served, or trafficked by some host or network operator somewhere. It could be assumed that such a succinct, yet true, statement should yield, in return, an equally concise solution. In fact, it provides only a place to start, albeit a very good one, in the complex world of cybercrime.
It has been a few years since the HostEx...
Top 50 Bad Hosts - September 2011
HostExploit is pleased to present the next report in the Top 50 Bad Hosts & Networks series, for the period of 2011 Q3. For the second consecutive quarter, the report is published in collaboration with Russian security company Group-IB. Both English and Russian versions of the report are available to download now.
This year has been characterized by frequent reports of hacks and data breac...
Top 50 Bad Hosts - June 2011
Hacking, Bad Hosting & False Positives
The Q2 Top 50 Bad Hosts & Networks report encompasses analysis on all 38,030 currently advertised and commercial hosts (ASNs), focusing on the 50 worst offenders. HostExploit is pleased to announce that for the first time, and in collaboration with Group iB, the report is published in English and Russian with both versions available as free downloads....
Top 50 Bad Hosts - March 2011
Current Cyber Security Events and the World’s Worst Hosts
HostExploit is pleased to present the Q1 2011 report on the Top 50 Bad Hosts and Networks, taking a look at recent notable events such as the LizaMoon SQL attacks and the takedown of the Rustock botnet.
In addition to HostExploit’s regular quarterly analysis of the world’s worst hosts for malicious activity – including spam...
Top 50 Bad Hosts - December 2010
Repeat Offenders Host Cybercrime Activity
The HostExploit (HE) series on worldwide cybercriminal activities continues in the Q4 2010 Report on the ‘Top 50 Bad Hosts and Networks’. The emphasis this quarter is on the repeat offending of some hosting providers.
VolgaHost AS29106 is no stranger to the Top 50 reports, having been in the top 10 for the entire 6 months prior to this quarter...