India sends most junk emails: Report

Published: April 23, 2012

The report ranks nations by the amount of junk mail sent through computers in each country. PHOTO: FILE

According to a report compiled by security firm Sophos, India sends the most junk emails across the globe, BBC reported on Monday.

The report ranks nations by the amount of junk mail sent through computers in each country.

“About 10% of all junk mail sent across the web came from or passed through computers in India,” the BBC report quoted.

Senior technology consultant at Sophos explained in the report that the reason behind India’s ranking as top spam-spewing nation was due to rapid growth of the web in the country.

“The inexperience of the many first-time net users in India had led many to fall victim to hi-tech criminals,” he said.

“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.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Indian
    Apr 23, 2012 - 6:05PM

    Well done india,for this great service.

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  • Apr 23, 2012 - 6:39PM

    do they use internet in India?

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  • Stewie Griffin
    Apr 23, 2012 - 6:54PM

    India doesn’t have anything else to export.

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  • antony
    Apr 23, 2012 - 7:03PM

    @pakistan politics , They use internet and most newbies getinto spam mails innocently and open it and get this record for statistics ..In comparison –which you really imply — most newbies of pakistan get into certain sites and get another record for statistics as well?!

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  • unbeliever
    Apr 23, 2012 - 7:25PM

    @Pakistan politics:

    HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU COMPLAINED ABOUT INDIAN TROLLS ON TRIBUNE SITE?

    DO YOU THINK WE WERE USING DZINNS TO WRITE OUR OPINIONS INSTEAD OF INTERNET?

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  • Falcon
    Apr 23, 2012 - 8:07PM

    Well…that certainly explains why we get so many Indian visitors (specially the angry ones and self-obsessed ones) on this website…too much free time I guess?

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  • Apr 23, 2012 - 8:59PM

    @antony:
    Wow, nice spin neighbor. Innocent spammers. Hilarious. FYI spamming is big and lucrative business.

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  • Arijit Sharma
    Apr 24, 2012 - 5:55AM

    This is a malicious attempt to spoil the good name of India. Just kidding. Shut these guys down.

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  • malatesh
    Apr 25, 2012 - 10:16AM

    Sending spam msg is due to virus affect. many lottery/pharmacy/shopping mails has been sent from my accounts to all in my contact list without my knowledge. However, rectifiction is not so difficult.

    Spam awareness is very important.

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