India 2nd Largest Contributor Towards Internet Spam

India is no doubt a great technology hub, but along with that it also has a dubious distinction of being the second largest contributor towards internet spam.

India Spam Messages Share in Jan and Feb 2010

In a recent report released by Panda Security, which analyzed over 5 million spam messages generated in January and February 2010, Brazil, India, Korea, Vietnam and USA were the 5 biggest culprits for generating the spam messages. Brazil accounted for 13.76% of the spam messages, followed by India with 10.98% spam messages.

The study further said that over 1 million IP addresses were used to send out the email messages, with an average of 5 messages per IP. Almost 86000 Indian IP addresses were used to send out the spam messages.

Among cities Seoul, Korea was the worst offender followed by Hanoi. In India, New Delhi (which was 3rd overall) came before Bombay and Hyderabad. These cities have a large internet penetration.

Being the 2nd largest contributor towards span is definitely a crown India would like to shed, however, curtailing spam is not easy considering that there are any strict cyberlaws in India with regards to email messages and spam.

It would be good if India could implement a CAN-SPAM Act which is widely used in the US, and fine users for sending out unsolicited emails.

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  • It is a bit surprising that Brazil and India are the top two. Reports like this should put pressure on those country's governments to be more proactive in preventing spam. You'd think bigger countries like China and Russia would be higher on this list, but I guess their governments are stricter about spam.

  • Ramesh

    this is due to compromised home computers being used to run bot-nets which spit out millions of spam messages by the hour, most of the botnets are controlled by east european criminal gangs, google for more on this. Also there needs to be more awareness among the interenet using public to use good security software and keep it updated to prevent their pc from being turned into a botnet.

  • Interesting stats.

    Spammer take money for doing it. The real fools are those cheated by company purportedly helping business to reach out – by mean of spamming.

    – Ample web design