By the Numbers: October 14, 2012

The data driving Asia


Web domains that the Chinese web hosting firm owned that were malicious and reportedly utilized by cyber criminals.  Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit exposed this particular site during the hunt for to break down the Nitol botnet. The site’s operator, Peng Yong, pledged to cooperate with authorities to eliminate traffic going forward.


The amount of growth in the benchmark BSE index that has surged forward in India following the appointment of India’s new cabinet minister for finance 11 weeks ago. Among other factors, analysts cite Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram and adviser Ragurham Rajan as key players in restoring investor confidence.  You can read cogitASIA’s analysis on the Indian cabinet reshuffle at the time here and the Leaderboard profile on Mr. Rajan here.


Number of views that the ‘Gangnam Style’ music video by South Korean export dance sensation PSY has received on YouTube. Last month the video received recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most viewed internet video of all time.



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