Infected sites rising at alarming rate

More than 640,000 websites and about 5.8 million pages are infected with malware, according to Dasient - nearly double what Microsoft estimated in April.

The number of websites hosting malicious software, either intentionally or unwittingly, is rising rapidly, according to statistics to be released on Tuesday from Dasient.

More than 640,000 websites and about 5.8 million pages are infected with malware, according to Dasient, which was founded by former Googlers to offer services to help websites stay malware-free and off blacklists.

That figure for infected pages is nearly double what Microsoft estimated in a report in April.

For more, read Web-based malware infections rise rapidly, stats show on CNET News.

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