Sophos latest report into malware threats has revealed that 9,500 infected web pages were discovered each day during May.

The online security firm’s figures show that malware continues to pose a serious threat to web users, as the number of malware threats increased over April’s figures.

A total of 304,000 web pages hosting malicious code were identified by Sophos in May, an increase of 1,000 per day on April’s figures. The firm recently reported that the malware threat has doubled for Q1 2007.

Google also uncovered a worrying amount of malicious web pages in a recent online security study.

As was also shown in the Google report, most malicious websites are hosted in China – 53.2%. The US in next in the list on 27.4%, Germany hosts 5.1% and Russia 3.5%.