Antivirus Mkr Kaspersky Puts Romania Among The World’s Top 10 Spammers

Romania became, in the first half of the year, one of the top ten suppliers of unsolicited mail in the world, with a share of 3% in the total amount of spam, higher than Spain, Italy, Germany and Ukraine, according to a report by Russian antivirus maker Kaspersky Lab.

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Antivirus Mkr Kaspersky Puts Romania Among The World’s Top 10 Spammers

Russia and the United States remained the top two generators of spam, with 11% and respectively 10% shares, followed by Brazil, with an 8% share. Recently there were increases in spam coming from India, 7%, Poland, 4%, Thailand, 3% and Romania.

An average 85.5% of all worldwide email traffic in the first six months of the year was spam, and 0.3% of messages contained malware attachments, according to the report.

The current economic context has influenced spam messages for online advertising services, which now hold a 16.6% of the overall spam, as well as messages promoting various products and services, which cover a 35% share, down 10 percentage points on the share held last year.

In the first half of the year, the most popular areas for spam were health services and products, 22.1%, e-advertising services, 16.6%, adult materials, 11%, education, 10.4% and luxury product imitations, 7.4%.

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