India global leader in junk mail: report

ERUSALEM: India is the global leader in junk mail, with a whopping 91 per cent of all its electronic mail messages constituting spam, but ranks lowest in the incidence of viruses, a media report here said.

Hong Kong ranks second on the global chart with 76.7 per cent of junk mails followed closely by Israel with 70 per cent of all messages being spam, Ynetnews reported quoting the results of a research carried out by an internet security company published in the electronic journal Rid it Now.

The country with the lowest amount of junk mail is Japan, where only 23.5 per cent of messages received are unsolicited advertisements.

Findings of another report found that India has the lowest frequency of e-mails affected by viruses with UAE being the most badly plagued with the nuisance, the portal reported.

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

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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