Friday, 9 November 2012

India tops spam charts

India has cemented its position as the world's number one spam relayer, according to the latest reports from Sophos. India leads with 11.4 percent, which is more than 150 percent of the spam volume from the next country on the list, Italy. The report also points out that India accounts for only just over five percent of the world's Internet-connected computers, which clearly shows a huge need for improvement in security software and policies. Sophos attributes the volume of spam to the sheer number of computers that have been compromised by malware and are now operating as parts of much larger global botnets controlled from within India or abroad. These "zombie" PCs are wasting time, power and bandwidth without the knowledge of their owners and most likely without displaying any visible signs of being infected.


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