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Google lists top ten malware websites

Google has published of the top ten worst-offending malware sites on the internet.

The list was published on the firm's online security blog.

Google has identified more than 4,000 websites which were guilty of supplying malware.

The company claimed that now more than ever before it is essential the home users and businesses protect themselves against malware with up to date anti-virus software.

Of those in the top ten list of worst offenders, six of the websites had top-level domain names with the cn extension – denoting they are based in China.

Meanwhile, according to internet security specialist Brian Krebs, the number of malware franchises on the internet is increasing as cybercriminals pay for the dissemination of malicious code.

According to Mr Krebs, the gangs pay anything from $5 (£3) and $140 for the infection of 1000 computers.ADNFCR-1429-ID-19238608-ADNFCR