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India top spam originator in Asia
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8 Oct, 2008, 1517 hrs IST, Indiatimes Infotech

NEW DELHI: India is the seventh largest spam sender in the world, according to Trend Micro, a global leader in Internet content security. India is the leader among Asian countries in spam, accounting for more than 4 per cent of the total global spam.

It is ahead of other Asian countries such as China (3.39%), Republic of Korea (2.57%) and Thailand (2.04%). Asia contributes 16.57% of the global spam volume.

According to Trend Micro, an electronic message is spam if: one, the recipient's personal identity and context are irrelevant because the message is equally applicable to many other potential recipients; two, the recipient has not verifiably granted deliberate, explicit, and still-revocable permission for it to be sent; and three, the transmission and reception of the message appears to the recipient to give a disproportionate benefit to the sender.

Says Niraj Kaushik, country manager, India & SAARC, Trend Micro, "In simple terms, spam is the unwanted e-mail messages dropping into your mail box. Since 2003, the volumes of spam have been growing steadily, now reaching in excess of 80% of all Internet traffic. The rapid growth of broadband connections and the use of virus distribution by spam have created large collections of 'Zombie' machines on broadband networks sitting ready to serve the needs of the spammer (creating large volumes of spam mail from previously unknown systems).The amount of spam globally today has reached a whopping 66, 470, 097."
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