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Community Project Crushes 100,000 Malware Sites in 10 Months

As part of a cybersecurity initiative launched in March of last year, 265 security researchers have spent the last 10 months identifying and shutting down a total of almost 100,000 websites that were used to distribute malware.

The URLhaus initiative was started by abuse.ch, a Swiss nonprofit aimed at fighting malware. Abuse.ch reports that “2/3 of the top malware hosting networks are hosted either in the US or China.” The project organizers are happy with the tremendous progress, but point out that the average takedown time for malicious domains, which is 8 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes, is still way too long.

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