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Oman Receives 92 Million Spam Every Day

Trend Micro, an online security company, informs that majority of web users in Oman are vulnerable to cyber crime as the level of spam in the country touched 92 Million per day. In addition, the number of compromised systems in the country seems to multiply in coming months.

The researchers at the firm explain that the web usage in Oman increased from 3.8% during 2000 to 9.1% during 2008, providing several opportunities to hackers. During February 2009, Trend Micro cleared off almost 350,000 infected systems from malware in the Middle East and 8,740 of those were in Oman.

Further, individuals and companies in Oman are vulnerable to harmful web attacks that can cause financial losses. The threat environment has grown from mass notoriety outbreaks in 2001 to covert threats in 2008. The company also claims that unfortunately, many web users don't know that their systems have been hacked.

Trend Micro further revealed that spam touches 200 Billion per day worldwide. In EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, 56.90% of threats are installed from the Net, 51.72% are left quietly by malware and around 22.41% of systems are targeted by removable physical drives.

Security experts add that the region has witnessed several high profile security breaches lately. The number of data stealing malware is increasing and infiltrates the most protected firms. In addition, the region's networks and systems are under many threats as the attacks are expanding on a monthly basis. Trend Micro also claims that they are trying hard to educate the regional companies and users.

In the mean time, the security experts state that any site from any company is at danger and the ones frequently targeted are hosted on hacked systems. The reputation of the site plays a vital role for becoming the target of hackers.

Also, Trend Micro feels that 2009 will see maximum support between security vendors and law enforcement agencies to thwart the hackers.

In the Middle East, almost 90% of the 1.5 Million mails received by companies daily are detected as spam, as reported by it on March 10, 2009.

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