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Saudi is Spam King of the Middle East

Arab world however accounts for less than 2% of spam sent globally

Saudi is Spam King of the Middle East
The Middle East sent 1.58% of worldwide spam in January, with Saudi Arabia leading the pack.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the Middle Eastern country that sends the most spam worldwide, security vendor Symantec has revealed.

After analysing the origins of various spam messages last month, Symantec crowned the EMEA region the 'King of Spam' after finding that it accounted for 42% of all the spam in the world.

But Europe and Africa takes the brunt of the blame since the Middle East accounts for only about 1.58%.

It is interesting to note however that in that small percentage Saudi Arabia was named as the country from which the most spam originated from for the last couple of months, while Lebanon was found to send the least.

Kaspersky Lab, another antivirus vendor, recently named Egypt as one of the top ten countries in the world responsible for creating malware that is specifically designed to steal computer passwords. The Russian antivirus vendor claimed the country was on the same level with the USA, Ukraine, Mexico, and France at 3%.

Though the Middle East is presently responsible for fewer security threats compared to other regions in the world, Stefan Tanase, Kaspersky Lab's senior security researcher for the EEMEA region, believes that the situation globally constantly changes and that the wealth of a country plays a major factor, along with the level of education of its people.

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