The percentage of spam that is being sent globally by Indian IP addresses is 10.98, according to a study conducted by PandaLabs, Panda Security’s malware analysis and detection laboratory. India was ranked the second as the spam originator, worldwide, the first being Brazil.
The national capital, New Delhi, is observed as the world’s third spamming city, Mumbai comes sixth, Hyderabad is 20th in the chart.
Panda website said that the five million emails studied by PandaLabs were originated from nearly one million various IP addresses. This signifies that on an average, each address was responsible for sending five spam messages.
The spam messages are used mainly to circulate malware or sell illegal products; the primary traps used in such mails are videos or photos of Brazilian girls. The activities done by small number of people are evolving into a bigger problem for the Internet and its users. Spam lists are generally created by browsing Usenet postings, stealing Internet mailing lists, or browsing the Web for mail addresses.