A study by antivirus software firm McAfee warns Web surfers to be cautious of sites on certain domains, the AP reports, with corner-cutting registration companies often skipping security precautions. The domains .hk, .cn and .info were found to be riskiest.
Though .hk signals Hong Kong and .cn China, that's not necessarily where cybercriminals are based, McAfee notes. In the former domain, 19.2% of sites were flagged; 11.8% were found risky in the latter. Comparatively, McAfee found 5% of .com sites to be unsafe, and .gov or .jp (Japan) even safer.