Recently, I wrote about the massive amount of crap comment spam pages in Live Italy, directing users to potential malware sites.
Fellow blogger Didier Stevens pointed out something really interesting to me: He did an analysis last fall on how many people actually click on these sites. How? He used the infamous AOL data, a veritable fount of fascinating information for researchers.
So…multiply 1% against the universe of computer users… that’s a lot of people hitting illegitimate sites (these sites may be pushing snake oil, cell phones — whatever — or malware).