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India Contributed Maximum Spam during Q3-2011, Reports Kaspersky

Kaspersky, which recently released its third quarter i.e. Q3-2011 spam report, states that merely 6 countries were sources of over half of the entire e-mail junk worldwide during July-September 2011, with India contributing 14.8%, the largest volume of the bulk e-mails.

Essentially, India was the nation-state that led Indonesia with 10.6% of all spam, Brazil with 9.65%, Peru -6.65%, South Korea -5.85% and Ukraine -3.7%, the report highlights.

Also according to the report, countries, which made it to the ten most prevalent contributors of spam, belonged to South America, Eastern Europe and Asia.

The reason attributed to this relates to the innumerable Internet-users within the nations of these continents with the majority being inexperienced of IT security. Consequently, they become soft targets when online-crooks disseminate spam-bots, the report points out.

The report as well states that all of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as a whole contributed a 1.33% share in the world spam. Among these, Saudi Arabia was the foremost country in the batch, although it has comparatively few online users in comparison with any other region.

Notably, the nation-states within GCC include Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

As accords to Kaspersky's research, within the GCC region, 51.92% of the total spam traffic emerged from Saudi Arabia, with Kuwait following at 21.23%. Thereafter, UAE followed with 18.01%, Bahrain with 3.99%, Oman with 3.65% and Qatar with 1.20% as the contributing figures to the total spam that Kaspersky monitored.

Thus even being the most populated nation amongst the GCC countries, Saudi Arabia accounted for just 0.06% of all the spam generated in the world.

Remarking about these interesting discoveries, Senior Spam Analyst, Maria Namestnikova with Kaspersky Labs elaborates that despite Saudi Arabia as having the largest population amongst the Middle East countries, there's no comparison of its small-scale population figure with those of Indonesia or India. That is an explanation why the total volume of junk e-mails yet generated in this country represents such a low rate. Another reason relates to its computer-users being particular regarding their system's security, Ms. Namestnikova adds. Tradearabia.com published this on December 28, 2011.

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