Everyone hated spam emails, but ever you think that which country sent the most spam emails in the world. You may surprised, once again India on Top of list for sending more than one spam out of 10 chances.
Sophos Labs experts have released latest “dirty dozen” spam report detailing the world’s Top Spam Sending Countries.
Top Spam Sending Countries:-
Sophos releases spam report for every quarter, This report is for Second quarter(Q2 2012).
|3. S Korea||6.7%|
According to this report, “5.3% of the world’s internet users reportedly living in India, the country topped the list by a significant margin and was accountable for 11.4% of the world’s spam seen throughout April, May and June.”
The vast majority of spam comes from home computers that have been compromised by hackers in this way. Remote hackers can send spam from recruited computers, as well as potentially steal information or install other malicious code.
Spam emails make up an average of 45-50% of corporate email – that is one unwanted, unsolicited message for every legitimate communication! We all pay the price: our email systems have to process and deliver the message, and our own time is wasted dealing with the spam email once it is in our inbox.
They also shared the continents which are relaying the most spam,
The chief driver for Asia’s dominance in the spam charts is the sheer number of compromised computers in the continent.
Malicious hackers hijack poorly-protected computers, and command them – without their owners realising – to send out unwanted money-making messages and malicious links. Everyone has a responsibility to ensure that their PC or Mac is properly defended against such attacks. If they take no care over their computers they’re simply adding to the world’s spam problem.
The latest “Dirty Dozen” stats suggest that as more first-time internet users get online in growing economies they are not taking appropriate measures to block the malware infections that turn their PCs into spam-spewing zombies.
Don’t allow your computer to be a contributor to the global spam problem. Defend it with up-to-date anti-virus software, and take care over the links that you click on and the software you install.
From Past few months India managed the Top position in the Top Spam Sending Countries , whats your view on this?