15 percent of all Spams globally originated from India: Report

More than half of all spam messages in the world during the third quarter of 2011 (October-December 2011) originated from just six countries. And Indian with 14.8 per cent of such messages topped the pack of six.

Percentage of spam messages contributed by the top six countries (Data: Kaspersky Lab's spam report)

India__________14.8 percent

Indonesia__________10.6 percent

Brazil__________9.65 percent

Peru__________6.65 percent

South Korea__________5.85 percent

Ukraine__________3.7 percent

Rest of the world__________48.75 percent

Note: All of the countries that make up the top 10 sources of spam are situated in South America, Asia and Eastern Europe, informs the report.

What are the reasons?

According to Kaspersky, the primary reason for these countries to feature in top ten list of Spam senders, is that there are numerous users in these countries and they are, for the most part, not very experienced when it comes to IT security; making them a soft target for cybercriminals spreading spam-bots (PC networks controlled by hackers are called Bot networks).

The above reasoning can be understood, when one looks at the percentage of spam contributed to global spam, by all GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates). GC countries together accounted for just 1.33 per cent of all global spam, with Saudi Arabia leading the pack. This the report attributes to the low number of users and more vigilance in protecting computers in these countries. --------

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