MessageLabs - India Topped the Countries with High Virus Frequency
According to a study conducted by MessageLabs, a Web security services provider, the virus activities have increased to an enormous amount across the world, including India. India has climbed to the number one position with one in every 30.5 e-mails, reported The Economic Times on February 17, 2008.
In its study, MessageLabs stated that it's interesting to note that western countries are less affected with spam e-mails as compared to India. The study also showed that in New Zealand the effect of virus is found in one out of every 768 e-mails, which is quite good. In Australia, it was one in every 298.7 e-mails, whereas in the US, one in 191.5 e-mails contained virus and in Canada, the impact of virus was in one in every 158.4 e-mails.
As far as other Asian countries are concerned, Japan recorded the availability of virus in one in every 273.7 e-mails. The scenario in China was also much better as compared to India as one in every 92.7 e-mail was affected with virus.
The study computed that the global ratio of viruses borne via e-mail traffic found to be one in every 131.4 e-mails. The global ratio of spam e-mails in January 2008 was reported as 73.4%, which comes out to be one in every 1.36 e-mails. The figure recorded an increase of 0.3% from December 2007.
MessageLabs said that Israel is on top of the list with 87.3% spam e-mails are targeted to it. The security firm scans nearly 2.5 billion e-mails along with 1.5 Billion Web connections for spam and viruses.
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