Spam Mails Canvassing Chinese Computer Manufacturer Highlighted for January 2013
According to its January 2013 research paper on spam, Kaspersky outlines one spam mail among several of the month that canvassed certain Chinese computer manufacturer and its products.
The unsolicited electronic mail tells the reader that the writer has seen him on (URL address) thus coming to know that he's engaged in computer business. As the writer belongs to a factory of PCs, he's positioned to ship the reader computers such as laptops or tablets having high quality as well as affordable price. Subsequently the e-mail states that the sender's firm thinks it'll be able to cooperate with the reader by establishing business partnership with him for an extended term while the reader can enjoy the services of a steady as well as trustworthy supplier.
Different from previous spam schemes of similar nature, the current one appears as slightly more personal since there's one web-link included that connects with the recipient's formal site. Security analysts state that the e-mail probably is one template wherein the address as well as website URL has been changed.
Kaspersky notes that while numerous PCs indeed get shipped from China, nevertheless, partnering with a business, which advertises its services through junk messages, isn't an advisable thing.
Furthermore, Kaspersky's spam report as well elucidates spam sources' distribution geography-wise during January 2013. Accordingly, China with 28.8% of spam distribution and USA with 19.3% continued to lead in spam emanation, globally. And while China-sourced spam volume declined 5.4%, in USA, spam sent increased 3.7%. Generally, these two nations generated an estimated 48.1% of world junk e-mails.
Moreover, during January 2013, there was an unanticipated entry of South Korea among the 3 most spam-spewing sources, the country accounting for over 4.1%. India slid and settled on No.5, accounting for a 1.7% decrease since December 2012, while Russia climbed one step higher to No.4 with 1.8%-or-more increase.
Meanwhile, Germany slid considerably to No.17 at 0.9% from No.7 in December 2012. However, the change in spam volume emanating from it was slight (below 1.5%).
Finally, during January 2013, China still led in spewing spam to Europe even though there was a striking decline in amount (below 18.6%).
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