01 Jan '12, 8am

Spammers propel India to junk-mail top spot

Spammers propel India to junk-mail top spot

In this file photo, an Indian worker uses a laptop as he uploads e-books and synchronises with the attached Kindle-style tablet called Wink. India has emerged as the world's top source of junk mail as spammers make use of lax laws and absent enforcement to turn the country into a centre of unsolicited email. -- PHOTO: AFP MUMBAI (AFP) - India has emerged as the world's top source of junk mail as spammers make use of lax laws and absent enforcement to turn the country into a centre of unsolicited email. A recent report by Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based global Internet security firm, says more spam was sent from the south Asian giant than anywhere else in the world in the third quarter of the year. An average of 79.8 per cent of email traffic in the three months to the end of September was junk. Of that, 14.8 per cent originated in India, 10.6 per cent came from Indonesia, an...

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