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Symantec Reports Rise in Worldwide Spam against Total Electronic Mail

According to its July 2011 Intelligence Report that just got released, Symantec highlights that the worldwide percentage of junk e-mails with respect to total e-mail traffic rose 77.8% representing a rise of 4.9%, thus stated MarketWatch dated July 26, 2011.

Furthermore an analysis of the geographic trend of worldwide spam during July 2011 reveals that Saudi Arabia still generated the maximum spam at the rate of 85.6%, followed with Russia on No.2 with 83.4%. China stood on No.3 at 82.4% of total spam globally followed with Hungary in the fourth place and Vietnam in the fifth place reflecting a spam rate of 81.9% and 81.6% respectively.

Meanwhile, there are other countries in the race too. Thus, USA and Canada separately accounted for 78.0% and 77.7% of the total spam generated. Contrarily, the rate in United Kingdom was 78.2%. Elsewhere, in The Netherlands the spam rate was 78.8%, in Germany -77.9%, Denmark -77.6% and Australia -75.8%. In Hong Kong, 76.8% of all electronic mails were detected as junk, while it was 75.7% in Singapore as against 74.7% in Japan. In South Africa, the rate of spam to total e-mail was 76.9% while in Brazil it was 78.7%.

Additionally, the Symantec Intelligence Report as well declares the statistics with respect to industry-wise spam generation. Accordingly, the industry for Automotives continued to generate the maximum spam at 80.7%. In the sector for Education the figure attained a peak of 80.3% taking it to No.2, while the Chemical & Pharmaceutical industry accounted for 77.9%, Retail and IT Services each 77.8%, and Finance and Public Sector each 77.0% of global spam.

Furthermore, within USA, virus-laced e-mails represented a ratio of 1 in 634.8 e-mails, in Canada -1 in 255.9 e-mails, whereas they climbed to 1 in 482.1 e-mails inside Germany, 1 in 1,033 e-mails within Denmark and 1 in 451.3 e-mails within Holland.

Finally, Symantec's latest report as well discusses the phishing websites it identified as also the trend it has been keeping watch on. Hence, during July 2011, there was a common spoofing of branded information services and social-networking websites, and it was chiefly to commit ID-theft.

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