Google Releases Malicious Website Transparency Report for Safer Browsing
"You can now learn how many people see Safe Browsing warnings each week, where malicious sites are hosted around the world, how quickly websites become reinfected after their owners clean malware from their sites, and other tidbits we’ve surfaced," Google explained in a blog post. "Sharing this information also aligns well with our Transparency Report, which already gives information about government requests for user data, government requests to remove content, and current disruptions to our services."
Google first began hunting for and flagging suspicious websites in 2006. Fast forward to today and Google now processes around 10,000 potentially dangerous URLs each day. According to Google, many of these are legitimate websites that have been compromised, which is bad both for business owners as well as customers who visit their sites expecting a safe browsing experience.