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Vietnam Listed in World’s Top 12 Spam Producing Countries

Sophos, the UK-based internet security company, released the spam trend report for the second quarter of 2009. The security company claimed that Vietnam had included in the top 12 spam delivering countries by accounting for 2.3% of the global spam.

Nearly one third of spam originated from the Asian region during the second quarter of 2009. China and South Korea were the leading contributors.

The security company further said that with rising popularity of social-networking and other related Internet services, less protected computer users were more vulnerable to different kinds of spam attacks.

The biggest problem associated with SPAM was not the junk mails but from those 1% of people who unknowingly clicked on the links provided in those spam mails, said Sophos. Hence, it becomes essential that every computer user should know about the unsolicited e-mails containing information of a particular item. They should also aware - how to delete spam e-mail to avoid future problems.

Moreover, Sophos listed the US as the number one country from where the maximum number of spam generated. The US was responsible for 15.6% of the global spam and main reason for rising threat of spam worldwide.

Graham Cluley, Senior Technology Consultant, Sophos, states that if the US cleans up all its infected computers including personal computers, then it will prove beneficial to every one using the Net, as reported by Malaysian Insider on July 21, 2009.

Sophos recommended companies that they should update their antivirus applications and operate effective solution at their web and e-mail gateways to fight against spam and viruses. Besides, all computer users make sure that they properly defend their machines from attacks and take pledge of never replying to spam messages.

As per the Sophos research, US was followed by Brazil which occupied the second position. In terms of continents, Asia became the leading region in spam generation followed by Europe (21%). Other countries that made their place on the list were Turkey (5.2%), Argentina (2.55%), India (5%), Italy (2.8%), South Korea (4.7%), Spain (3.4%), Poland (4.2%) and China (4.1%).

Related article: Vietnam – Nearly 4,000 New Computer Viruses Detected in October 2008

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