Antivirus Mkr Kaspersky Puts Romania Among The World's Top 10 Spammers

Publish date: 11-09-2009
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Romania became, in the first half of the year, one of the top ten suppliers of unsolicited mail in the world, with a share of 3% in the total amount of spam, higher than Spain, Italy, Germany and Ukraine, according to a report by Russian antivirus maker Kaspersky Lab.

Russia and the United States remained the top two generators of spam, with 11% and respectively 10% shares, followed by Brazil, with an 8% share. Recently there were increases in spam coming from India, 7%, Poland, 4%, Thailand, 3% and Romania.

An average 85.5% of all worldwide email traffic in the first six months of the year was spam, and 0.3% of messages contained malware attachments, according to the report.

The current economic context has influenced spam messages for online advertising services, which now hold a 16.6% of the overall spam, as well as messages promoting various products and services, which cover a 35% share, down 10 percentage points on the share held last year.

In the first half of the year, the most popular areas for spam were health services and products, 22.1%, e-advertising services, 16.6%, adult materials, 11%, education, 10.4% and luxury product imitations, 7.4%.

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