An Indian Civilizational Perspective

India is top target for spam

Doesnt seem like Indians are liked much in the cyberspace huh.. as this news article on Yahoo suggests.

[hat tip: Raj]

India’s rapid adoption of new technology has left its PC users struggling to cope with very high levels of spam, according to a report released Wednesday.

Ninety-one percent of email traffic sent to Indian PC users is spam, according to email security company MessageLabs, which warned that the rate of technological advancement has outstripped growth in security awareness.

"There is booming technology in India, but it has been suggested there is little thought for security, which creates a market to exploit that," said Paul Wood, security analyst at MessageLabs.

The majority of junk email still comes from the US, or is generated by American spammers who have moved their operations abroad, said MessageLabs.

"American companies use host services in other countries with laxer spam laws â€

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