A Dubious Distinction

According to latest findings from Kasperksy, the United States has taken the lead as the country with the most malicious servers within its borders.  The number one spot was held by China as late as the last quarter of 2009.

The U.S. now hosts 28% of the world’s malicious servers, with Russia at number 2.  Russia formerly had the smallest share of the pie.  China’s abrupt decrease may be due to the fact that anyone buying domains in China must now provide detailed information and submit lengthy applications to the the government.  In just a few short months since implementing this police, Chinese malicious servers have dropped by half.

While I am not a huge fan of government getting their noses in where they don’t belong, there seems to be something to be said for asking for legitimate personal verification whenever someone registers a domain name.  If the U.S. is going to be a leader in something, shouldn’t it be in something a bit less dubious than being the country that hosts the most malicious servers in the world?