India among the top 3 spam-sending nations in the world

Published Date
03 - Sep - 2010
| Last Updated
03 - Sep - 2010
 
India among the top 3 spam-sending nations in the world

It can certainly make one proud knowing your country is among the top 3 in the world, but if we’re top 3 in sending spam, we’d rather we weren’t. According to a new report by TrendLabs Researchers, India is responsible for 12.55% of all the spam messages circulated work, ranking behind only the United States of America. Brazil rounds off the list at number three. The top 3 rankings have remained the same for the past couple of months, but, India posted a decline in spam numbers in July, while the United States and Brazil posted an increase. Check out the list of top 10 nations below, and know that China doesn’t feature anywhere on it…

In related news, TrendLabs Researchers also published a list of the top 10 phishing targets in the world, where HSBC tops the list. Unsurpisingly, 9 out of the top 10 are banking institutions, with PayPal the only non-bank in the list. ABN Amro is apparently the newest entrant to the list.

Speaking about the two reports, Mr. Amit Nath, Country Manager India and SAARC Trend Micro, said: "User account information and credit card credentials reap good profits for cybercriminals. As such, cybercriminals continued to leverage on the widespread use of social networking sites, search engines, and redirectors this July. In the report, we detailed certain attacks and notable data points related to compromised sites”
 

 

Rank
Country

                    Percentage

1
United States
24.93%
2
India
12.55%
3
Brazil
12.00%
4
United Kingdom
11.30%
5
Germany
8.66%
6
Vietnam
7.71%
7
France
6.17%
8
Republic of Korea
6.09%
9
Italy
5.46%
10
Romania
5.13%

 

 

Rank
Via Email
Via Site Spoofing
1
HSBC
PayPal
2
PayPal
eBay
3

Banco de Bradesco

Yahoo!
4

World of Warcraft

HSBC
5

Bank of America

Bank of America

6
Amazon

Banco de Bradesco

7

Chase Bank

Halifax Bank

8
ANZ

World of Warcraft

9

Halifax Bank

Chase Bank

10

Standard Bank of South Africa

Amazon

 

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