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Report: Top Spamming Nations: US Knocked Off The Top Spot
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msg:4444351
 5:49 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

Report: Top Spamming Nations: US Knocked Off The Top Spot [bbc.co.uk]
India has become the top spam-spewing nation on the planet, suggests a report.

Compiled by security firm Sophos, the report ranks nations by the amount of junk mail routed through computers in each country.

India has leapt to the top of the spam chart in less than a year, rapidly overtaking the US, said Sophos.

About 80% of all junk email is thought to be routed through PCs hijacked by hi-tech criminals who use computer viruses to seize control of the machines. Once a machine is under their control they use them to send out mail on their behalf, typically relaying it from another nation.

Sophos estimates that about 9.3% of all junk mail travels through Indian computers. In second place is the US (8.3%) and South Korea (5.7%) is third.


 

Marshall




msg:4444362
 6:28 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

Kind of makes getting an India based call center for tech support for a virus or malware rather ironic.

Marshall

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