Kaspersky announces spam figures

Saudi leads region as source of spam: report

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By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 16, 2012

Kaspersky Lab announced the results of its latest spam report yesterday at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2012.

The results show that Saudi Arabia is a local leader as a source of spam, while the United Arab Emirates was ranked number 2 as a source of spam across the GCC countries. Spam traffic differs from country to country depending on regional specifics. At the same time, there are some common themes and trends that feature in spam regardless of where it is sent or received in the world.

The country with biggest population in the region, Saudi Arabia, is a local leader when it comes to sources of spam (0.96 per cent), just like in the same period last year. Even though Saudi Arabia is the most populated county in the Middle East region, its population can’t be compared with that of countries like China or India. That’s one of the reasons why the amount of spam even from this country is so low. The second reason is that users are careful about protecting their computers, says Kaspersky.

The share of spam in mail traffic differs from country to country. In Q3, 2012, the global average fell 2.8 percentage points compared to Q2 and averaged 71.5 per cent. More than 50 per cent of all global spam messages during the period originated from just two countries: USA (26.7 per cent) and China (25.5 per cent).

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