Study Reveals; India Top Spam Sender Of Asia

Study Reveals; India Top Spam Sender Of Asia A latest study claims that the top spam sender of Asia is India. Its also the seventh largest in the world, responsible for over four percent of the total global spam. 

Trend Micro, a firm that delivers Internet content security, concentrating on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers, said, “India is the leader among Asian countries in spam, accounting for more than four percent of the total global spam and is ahead of other Asian countries such as China (3.39 percent), Republic of Korea (2.57 percent) and Thailand (2.04 percent).”

The list of spammers is headed by the Russian federation globally, which is responsible for over 11% of total spam. The second position is secured by the US that accounts for nearly 9.36%. Following this come the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), that together are responsible for over 20% of all spam. 

The study, which was released during the starting of this month, informs that 16.57% of global spam volume is contributed by Asia. Nearly 57.4% of global spam volumes are accounted by the world’s top 10 spam transmitting countries. 

If one has to understand what exactly “Spam” is, it is the frequent sending of unwanted emails in large quantities to an anonymous set of people. Often these emails are supported with commercial content. 

Niraj Kaushik, country manager (India and SAARC) of Trend Micro, reported, “Since 2003, the volumes of spam have been growing steadily, now reaching in excess of 80 percent of all Internet traffic. Most spam today is to advertise 'get-rich-quick' schemes and similar dubious products. Starting off being a small irritant that most enterprises used to ignore, spam today has taken the shape of a huge calamity. Enterprises not having a policy to curb spam will eventually see their profitability and productivity being affected.”

When he was asked the trick to effectively fight spam, he said, “The most effective solutions against spam is to combine a strong reputation system with a comprehensive filtering system that includes heuristics, statistical analysis, signature filters and multi-lingual detection.”

“The key lies in security solutions that keep user systems updated in real-time,” he added. 

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