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Spam Volumes Drop during Q2-2012, Reports Kaspersky

Spam mails have declined in number during Q2-2012 i.e. between April and June 2012, claims Kaspersky the security company in its quarterly report of Q2-2012. The reason attributed, according to the company's researchers, is the seasonal holiday e-mail spammers as also computer hackers have gone for.

Specifically, Kaspersky states that spam messages are dropping as botnet owners have turned off their spam-spewing bot-infected PCs that is the PCs, which profusely expand their network via enslaving more victimized systems, during the ongoing vacation. Thehindubusinessline.com published this n news on August 16, 2012.

Kaspersky further states in its report that it expects an additional drop in total spam in spite of when there is no holiday post the current vacation. This, it thinks, will be because of an even tougher economic condition ahead. Moreover, the drop will take place slowly and it may be at the rate of 65 percent of the entire e-mail traffic when it is 2013.

Also, alongside the above stated discoveries, Kaspersky's quarterly report talks about the geographical spam, which its researchers analyzed between April and June 2012.

Accordingly it states that during the second quarter of the current year (2012), the country-wise geographical spam had become much changed. For, surprisingly China became the leader among the different spam-originating countries, with a 19 percent share in total world spam. Many years back the country led other nations in spam rating, however post its 2006 anti-spam Act, China witnessed a considerable fall in junk e-mails emanating from within its boundaries. Six years on, it appears the spammers no longer recollect the Act since it isn't getting implemented with the same vigor.

In the meantime, after an elongated pause, the first 3 spam originating countries include USA and India sharing the second rank, while distributing 11.7 percent of the global spam, each. On No.3 is Vietnam ahead of Brazil as also Korea. Furthermore, though spam sources have been relocated, the pattern continues like before i.e. a rising volume of spam or junk e-mails coming from Asia as well as Latin America at the rate of 53 percent and 14 percent respectively.

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