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India Set Position as Top Scam Share in Q2-2012, Sophos

Dirty dozen reports for Q2-2012 have launched by the experts of Sophos labs explaining the world's top spam spreading countries- and they found that India is biggest leading global contributor to spam e-mail problem.

Although a mere 5.3% of the world's internet users reside in India. The country ranked first remarkably and was liable for a 11.4% of the world's spam noticed during April, May, and June (2012).

The spam is obviously doesn't have to encourage Indian goods. Probability is that the majority of the spammers spreading their messages through forged Indian computers does not belong to the country (India) at all - and are just taking the benefit of zombie computers that have been accidentally employed into a botnet.

The huge bulk of spam comes from personal computers in the residence that have been made through hackers in this way. Isolated hackers can drive spam from recruited computers and at the same time, steal the potential information or establish other malevolent code.

The latest report revealed interesting news that US dropped from the top spot of scam spreading countries to the next place in Q1-2012 and now has moved to fourth place, spreading 6.2% of the world's spam.

The UK has tried to stay out of the list of top 12 spam spreading countries for the last four consecutive quarters, having last appeared in April-June 2011.

South Korea (6.70%), Vietnam (5.80%), Pakistan (3.70%) and China (3.20%) Create the top ten, creating an Asia-wide spam-bloc that spits out nearly half of the world's supply. Europe made second place with 26.4%. South America (11.2%), North America (8.6%), Africa (3.6%), also feature in the list of top spam-relaying continents for April-June 2012.

Commenting on the spam statistic in Asia in Q2-2012, Senior Technology consultant, Graham cluley at Sophos said: "The chief driver for Asia's authority in the spam charts is the utter number of negotiated computers in the continent. Spiteful hacker's takeover poorly-protected computers, and command them -without their possessor realizing - to fire out unnecessary money-making messages and malevolent links, in a statement published by computerworld.com.au dated July 24, 2012.

Sophos advised in its latest report that doesn't let a computer to be a donor to the worldwide spam problem. Protect it with upgraded anti-virus software.

Related article: India Remains an Easy Target for Hackers in '06

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