Romania in top ten of the worldaa‚¬a„¢s top spammers

Newsroom 25/03/2010 | 11:00

Seventh place in the world top of spam source countries is occupied by Romania, while Bucharest ranks eighth in a chart of the world’s top spam source cities, according to a computer security company PandaLabs study.

According to the document, Romania is the source for 2.53 percent of the world’s spam, while Bucharest for 1 percent.

The study reveals that the most important source of spam on a world level is Brazil, with 13.76 percent of spam messages, followed by India with 10.98 percent and South Korea responsible for 6.32 percent of spam.

The top spam source cities are Seoul (4.64 percent), Hanoi (3.99 percent), New Delhi (1.67 percent), Bogota (1.33 percent), Sao Paolo (1.19 percent), Bombay (1.13 percent), Bangkok (1.08 percent) and Bucharest (1 percent).

Spam messages are mostly used for the distribution of malware or the sale of illegal products.

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