01 Jan '12, 8am

Spammers propel India to junk-mail top spot: Spammers run the gamut from legitimate marketing firms and advertis...

Spammers propel India to junk-mail top spot: Spammers run the gamut from legitimate marketing firms and advertis...

MUMBAI - 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, and 9.7 per cent from Brazil. Darya Gudkova, a spam analyst at Kaspersky, said the statistics reflect a growing trend for spam to be sent from computers in Asian and Latin America countries. India's dubious top spot was attributed to lack of awareness about Internet security and anti-spam laws, which had effectively given spammers...

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