Thursday, December 1, 2011

Expanding Safe Browsing Alerts to include malware distribution domains

For the past year, we’ve been sending notifications to network administrators registered through the Safe Browsing Alerts for Network Administrators service when our automated tools find phishing URLs or compromised sites that lead to malware on their networks. These notifications provide administrators with important information to help them improve the security of their networks.

Today we’re adding distribution domains to the set of information we share. These are domains that are responsible for launching exploits and serving malware. Unlike compromised sites, which are often run by innocent webmasters, distribution domains are set up with the primary purpose of serving malicious content.

If you’re a network administrator and haven’t yet registered your AS, you can do so here.