India becomes world's top 'spam-spewing nation'

   Apr 24, 10:39 am

London, Apr 24 (ANI): India has become the top 'spam-spewing nation' on the planet, overtaking the United States, according to a report.

A report of security firm Sophos ranked the nations by the amount of junk mail routed through computers in each country.

It said that 9.3 percent of all junk mail sent across the web came from or passed through computers in India, with America in the second place at 8.3 per cent and South Korea third at 5.7 per cent, the BBC reports.

According to Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, India's rapid rise up the chart of spam producers is due to the rapid growth of the web in the country.

Cluley pointed out that the inexperience of the many first-time net users in India had led many to fall victim to hi-tech criminals.

"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. (ANI)

Lava launches Pixel V1 smartphone with Google at Rs 11,349 Jul 27, 5:20 pm
Washington DC, July 27 (ANI): Lava has introduced its phone in partnership with Google called Pixel V1.
Full Story
Stream security flaws allows hacking into accounts Jul 27, 5:20 pm
Amsterdam, July 27 (ANI): Internet-based digital distribution platform Stream has been hit by a major security flaw.
Full Story
China to end 15 yr ban on video game consoles Jul 27, 4:15 pm
Washington DC, July 27 (ANI): It's a relief for the gamers as China has finally decided to scrap its 15-year ban on video game consoles and companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft will now be allowed to manufacture and sell consoles anywhere in the country.
Full Story
Snapchat adds Buzzfeed, iHeartRadio channels in Discover Jul 27, 4:13 pm
Amsterdam, July 27 (ANI): Video messaging app Snapchat has released an update for Snapchat Discover to add two news sources.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY