USA Behind India, the Country with Maximum Spam during Q1-2012; Sophos
India is ahead of USA with the greatest share in world spam. Its spam ratio is one spam mail to every ten messages. The statistic follows from Sophos the data protection and IT security company situated in USA, which announced its most recent "Dirty Dozen" list of the top 12 spam-producing nations during January-March, 2012 (Q1-2012).
The majority of spam, according to Sophos, originates from domestic PCs, which hackers have hijacked. The top rank designated to India is because of its growing count of bandwidth-users that exceeded 100m towards 2011-end, while still counting speedily.
Sophos also shows that there's still an inadequate protection of the country's PCs as also that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) aren't considering spam with the required level of seriousness.
Moreover, during the same quarter of 2011 i.e. Q1-2011, UK ranked on No.6, being responsible for 3.2% of world junk e-mails. Starting from then it has moved down and existed from the 'Dirty Dozen' spam-producing countries, while the country's spam is currently declined 47% in absolute terms.
Generally, total spam worldwide has dropped from Q1-2011, more-or-less due to improved performance from global ISPs; however, there's been an alteration in cyber-crooks' techniques too. Spammers now perceive conventional spamming more-and-more ineffective, becoming inclined towards social-networking websites for proliferating their marketing spam as an alternative.
Also, as core marketing spam is on the decline, all the e-mails, which disseminate malware, alternatively those which are an increasingly personalized form of spam for phishing personal data or usernames and passwords off recipients are on the rise.
Remarking about the report's discoveries, Senior Technology Consultant Graham Cluley at Sophos stated that as conventional marketing spam might look as nothing beyond a simply unworthy thing; spam mails presenting drugs of dubious kinds alternatively, of means to get one wealthy in a short time, frequently resulted in increasingly severe threats to the e-mail recipient. The most recent statistics suggested that as more-and-more beginner Internauts went online within economies on the growth trajectory, they weren't adopting precautions for stopping malware contaminations, which actually made their computers zombies that spewed spam, Cluley observed. Varindia123a.blogpost.in published this dated April 21, 2012.
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