They Must be so Proud…

Via the BBC:  Spam: India leads world in junk emails

India has leapt to the top of the spam chart in less than a year, rapidly overtaking the US, said Sophos.

About 10% of all junk mail sent across the web came from or passed through computers in India, said the firm.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. Brett says:

    I’ve heard the spam is pretty bad in the country as well. There was a NYT article a while back talking about how the Indian government was trying to deal with the giant plague of spam texts that people were constantly getting hit with, since the spammers would just blatantly ignore India’s “no call” lists.