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.