India becomes the Spam Hub: 9.3 percent of World’s spam
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012 By David Peter
According to the reports from the security firm Sophos, India leads the world in junk emails. Nearly 9.3 percent of spams are sent from India or passed through computers in India. The reports says, the current percent is higher than the previous year and it has clearly overtaken the US. “India’s rapid growth in spam generation is due to increasing web usage in the country”, says Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. “The latest stats show that, as more first-time internet users get online in growing economies, they are not taking measures to block the malware infections that turn their PCs into spam-spewing zombies”, he added. Sophos report also says that US (8.3%) and South Korea (5.7%) are ranked next to India in spam generation.