HostExploit Names Oversee.net #1 Bad Host
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Group releases its latest list of “bad” hosts.
HostExploit, which previously put the heat on eNom, now says Oversee.net is the “#1 Bad Host”.
The group compared data from 11 sources on a number of “bad” things that can be hosted, ranging from phishing servers to infected web sites.
The group’s report for Q3 2011 ranks Oversee.net worst overall, up from 9 last quarter.
Oversee.net rated worst for badware and infected web sites. The badware issue is interesting; HostExploit noted:
In this quarter there has been further analysis on ‘false positives’ particularly regarding parked domains. These have been found to a limited degree in conjuntion (sic) with data partners and results are starting to reflect this disparity.
HostExploit gets most of its data for badware from StopBadware. I’ve reached out to HostExploit to understand what sort of problems they found with Oversee.net. It’s important to understand more about the rankings before jumping to conclusions; it’s possible certain aspects of domain parking get flagged. I’ve also asked Oversee.net for comment and will update this story accordingly.