India global leader in junk mail: Report

By agencies   |   Tuesday, 14 March 2006, 08:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: India is the global leader in junk mails with a whopping 91 percent of all its e-mail messages constituting spam, but ranks lowest in incidence of viruses, a media report said.

Quoting the results of a research carried out by an Internet security company published in the electronic journal Rid it Now, the report however found that India has the lowest frequency of e-mails affected by viruses while the UAE was badly affected with the nuisance, the portal reported.

One in every 13.9 e-mail messages residents of UAE receive has a virus attached to them.

Singapore ranks second, with one in every 14.1 e-mails bearing a virus and India ranks lowest with only one in every 63.7 messages bearing a virus, the report said.

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