Brazil, India and Korea top the first 2010 ranking of spam sources
03/24/2010

Panda Security has analyzed nearly five million spam messages generated in January and February 2010, sent from one million different IP addresses

Online PR News – 24-March-2010 – – The ranking of spam sources by city is led by Seoul, Hanoi, New Delhi and Bogota

Brazil, India, Korea, Vietnam and USA head the ranking of countries from which most spam was sent during the first two months of the year, according to a study by Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company. The 5 million emails analyzed by PandaLabs came from a total of almost one million different IP addresses, meaning that on average each address was responsible for five spam messages (each IP could identify one or more computers).

Brazil has topped the global spam ranking for January and February. The spam messages themselves are used primarily either to distribute threats or sell illicit products, and the main lure used as part of the social engineering techniques employed is the promise of videos or photos of Brazilian girls.

The ranking for January and February is as follows:

Country % Spam % IPs
BRAZIL 13.76 8.60
INDIA 10.98 8.60
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF 6.32 4.00
VIETNAM 5.71 6.01
UNITED STATES 5.46 7.17
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 2.85 2.90
ROMANIA 2.53 3.42
COLOMBIA 2.37 1.82
UNITED KINGDOM 2.34 3.06
POLAND 2.31 3.05
CHINA 2.26 2.20
GERMANY 2.17 4.48
ARGENTINA 1.86 1.72

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With respect to the cities from which spam was being sent, Seoul was first in the list, followed by Hanoi, New Delhi, Bogota, Sao Paulo and Bombay. Below you will find the global ranking and a link to the image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/4457152928/

City Country %
Seoul KOREA, REPUBLIC OF 4,64
Hanoi VIETNAM 3,99
New Delhi INDIA 1,67
Bogotá COLOMBIA 1,33
São Paulo BRAZIL 1,19
Bombay INDIA 1,13
Bangkok THAILAND 1,08
Bucharest ROMANIA 1,00
Kiev UKRAINE 0,96
Jakarta INDONESIA 0,85
Buenos Aires ARGENTINA 0,84
Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL 0,84
Santiago CHILE 0,80
Beijing CHINA 0,67
Lima PERU 0,66
Salvador BRAZIL 0,63
Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 0,62
Taipei TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA 0,56
Moscow RUSSIAN FEDERATION 0,56
Hyderabad INDIA 0,47
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