Google adds malware, phishing numbers to its transparency report to make the Web 'safer'

The data come from the company's Safe Browsing technology, whicht flags up to 10,000 sites daily

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service |  Internet

Users can report websites suspected of hosting or distributing malware here, or a suspected phishing site here, Google notes.

The report also includes a section on "notable events," which details some specific security incidents that are responsible for the larger trends contained in the report. Earlier this month, for instance, a campaign targeting vulnerabilities in Java and Acrobat Reader infected more than 7,500 sites, resulting in more than 75 million Safe Browsing users to receive malware warnings.

As part of its larger transparency report, Google last released numbers on data removal requests in April, when they spiked to over 2,000.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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