Sophos researchers have published a spam report for the first quarter of this year.
According to the researchers report spam Sophos, in the first quarter of this year, India “has become the king of spammers taking away the crown from the United States.” Experts stress that this country currently sends every tenth unwanted email.
Results from the beginning of the year to March computers sent Indian 9.3% of all spam messages, while the United States – 8.3%. Third place in the ranking of companies is a measure of South Korea 5.7%, and the fourth place was taken just two states – Russia and Indonesia with those in 5% each. At the same time, the vast majority of junk mail, according to the researchers, sent from home computers that were compromised by hackers and are connected to a botnet.
However, at Sophos say that there is good news: “The total capacity of the global flow of spam messages in the first quarter declined significantly compared to the same period last year.” Experts attribute this to the fact that attackers are beginning to understand the ineffectiveness of traditional mailings and give the advantage of spam campaigns in social networks.
In addition, researchers argue that there is a clear trend of the prevalence of spam with malicious attachments and links over the letters with unwanted advertising.
“The latest statistics show that Internet users in countries with developing economies, whose number is constantly growing, do not take proper precautions, and criminals take advantage of this to compromise their systems and to expand their botnets” – the expert concludes.