Where in the World Does Spam Come From?

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Ever wonder where all that spam you receive in your inbox comes from? Apparently, most of it comes from India.

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One in six spam messages come from India, with Italy and the United States coming in second and third in the rankings, according to SophosLabs, a computer and data security company. In its latest "dirty dozen" report, the company also notes that the number might be misleading. Spam might just be relayed through Indian computers that have been turned into zombie spam machines; it doesn't necessarily come directly through the country.

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Regardless, the findings reveal a concerning lack of security in India's networks. The country displaced the U.S. in the rankings in April, when it relayed 9.3% of worldwide spam. After six months, that percentage has almost doubled.

Check out the video above to learn more about where spam comes from.

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