Cameroon internet domain targeted by cybercriminals

Cameroon (.cm) has overthrown Hong Kong (.hk) as the Web’s riskiest domain, according to McAfee’s  third annual Mapping the Mal Web report. Cameroon jumped to the number one spot this year with 36.7 percent of the .cm domain posing a security risk, but did not even make the list last year. Because the domain .cm is a common typo for .com, many cybercriminals set up fake typo-squatting sites that lead to malicious downloads, spyware, adware and other potentially unwanted programs. The only other African domain in the top 100 is South Africa’s .za at 96.

via McAfee Newsroom