India is world's number one phishing mail sender, says IBM
Friday, 27th May 2011
The most number of phishing e-mails originated in India last year, according to a report released by IBM.
IBM's annual �X-Force 2010 Trend and Risk Report' says India was the top country for phishing email origination in 2010 at 15.5 per cent, followed by Russia at 10.4 per cent. Spam has continued to grow in India from Spring 2009 to Autumn 2010.
The report highlights that the US, India, Brazil, and Vietnam were the top four spam-sending countries, accounting for nearly one-third of worldwide spam.
More than 8,000 new vulnerabilities were documented globally, a 27 per cent rise from 2009. This points to an expanding threat landscape in which sophisticated attacks are being launched against increasingly complex computing environments.
Publication : Hindu Businessline
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