Jul 02 2009

KnownSec stores tens of thousands of viruses found on Chinese websites

Published by at 5:02 pm under Chinese Malware

KnowSec is sharing the database and also reports finding more than 100 trojan downloaders a day.

The database covers more Chinese Web sites and provides more up-to-date information about their security than any other, Zhao said in the interview. China produces the majority of the world’s malware, he said.

A history for each site in the database lists dates of malware infection, the strings of malicious code placed on the sites and which antivirus products defend viewers against their attacks. The database also stores tens of thousands of viruses found being distributed by the sites.

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2 Responses to “KnownSec stores tens of thousands of viruses found on Chinese websites”

  1. nukieon 08 Jul 2009 at 7:39 am

    Lots of mentioning of this db, but nowhere to be found… Anyone got an idea as to where to access this site/db?

  2. Heikeon 08 Jul 2009 at 8:13 am


    According to the release from KnowSec, you have to be a security organization and request access throught them:

    “Security companies and national computer emergency response teams can request access to the KnownSec database”