HostExploit Names #1 Bad Host

Group releases its latest list of “bad” hosts.

HostExploit, which previously put the heat on eNom, now says 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 worst overall, up from 9 last quarter. 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 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 for comment and will update this story accordingly.

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