India Became The Biggest Source of Online SpammingAdded: Friday, August 12th, 2011
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The latest international charts confirmed that India remained the most popular source of spam this summer, while Brazil moved back to second place, with an increase of 4.4% compared to this past spring.
The new studies, based on the Kaspersky Lab’s spam report for the summer 2011, revealed that South Korea has seen the most noteworthy changes, as it fell from 2nd to 4th place in the rating tracing the origin of the spam. In the meantime, the Russian Federation dropped two more places to become the 7th in the world.
Indeed, the number of spam letters received as mail traffic has increased a bit, compared to this past spring. As for the audience, it rose all the way up to 83.3%, showing that the most popular topics were the last Harry Potter film, Osama bin Laden’s death, and the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death.
At the same time, Japan has been the latest world major power to fight the distribution of spam emails at the level of the government. Back this June, the Japan government introduced a new legislation, saying that the creation, distribution, purchase and storage of malicious programs, along with distribution of pornographic spam, is now a criminal offence in the country.
In the meantime, the number of phishing e-mails remains at the same level, accounting for 0.02% of all mail traffic. Nevertheless, there was a significant increase in the number of phishing attacks on different social networks both inside the country and worldwide. The list of the networks includes Habbo and Facebook, which showed an increase by 6.25% and 4.07% accordingly. This actually pushed the websites up to 3rd and 4th places in the list of entities that are hacked most often.
Now the security experts at Kaspersky Lab assure the public that they can predict a surge in spam connected with Google+. They explain that the reason for such prediction is recent signs that spammers had started exploiting the increasing interest in the new social network. The chief spam analyst at Kaspersky Lab, Maria Namestnikova, confirmed that the company expects an increase in unsolicited letters exploiting the new social network of Google, which would most likely contain both phishing links and malicious code. Meanwhile, services like PayPal and eBay had the unenviable distinction of attracting major attention from phishers this summer.
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Friday, August 12th, 2011
|posted by (2011-08-12 18:11:15)|
|So the ET spammer is Indian??? That explains how he knows so much about Indians habits , food and pets.|
As for the article, its interesting to note that China is not even mentioned???
But I guess it's something which will change soon!
|Trust should be kept as a least priority on Internet.|
That's the thing we Indians are avoiding.
|posted by (2011-08-12 19:59:32)|
|Aha...So Geronimo is still taking the rap, bring on Colonel Custer. Darn Injuns..lol|
|posted by (2011-08-12 21:22:25)|
|@ XRatedFlikStar you my friend can't read I guess. I said the spammer spamming ET is form India, I never said ET spammer spams India. You my friend sound like a spammer, because you are mentioning names.|
|Hollywood hits back at iiNet|
Vanda Carson From: The Daily Telegraph August 12, 2011 6:33PM 2 comments
West Australian internet service provider iiNet is facing a fresh legal challenge from Hollywood studios who will take their fight over illegal movie and TV downloads to the High Court. A group of 34 movie studios and TV production companies, headed by Village Roadshow, will take their fight over illegal movie and TV downloads to the highest court in the land after winning an application to appeal. The major Hollywood studios are hoping to overturn a ruling that WA internet service provider iiNet could not be held responsible for illegal file-sharing by customers. The group argues iiNet knew its customers were breaching their copyrights but did nothing to crack down on the illegal trade. iiNet, Australia's third-largest internet service provider after Telstra and Optus, is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Peer-to-peer file sharing made up as much as half of all internet traffic hosted by iiNet, according to evidence tendered to the court during the earlier hearings.The studios, which include Colombia, Universal and Disney, argue when iiNet was told of the piracy, it should have tried to halt it but iiNet argued it was impossible do so without breaching the Telecommunications Act. Movie pirates use peer-to-peer file sharing programs such as LimeWire or websites such as Swedish-based The Piratebay to share movies for free. LimeWire allows users to exchange files directly with each other, without central servers. The legal alternatives include Telstra and ReelTime, which also offer time-limited rentals. The studios are hoping to overturn a full Federal Court decision handed down in February. The case, running since November 2008, will not be heard by the High Court until next year. It is the first case of its kind to be run anywhere in the world. Most pirated films are made using hand-held cameras in cinemas and are then shared over the internet. Faster broadband speeds and greater access to broadband in recent years has enabled rates of piracy to skyrocket.
A study commissioned by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft said piracy cost the Australian economy $1.4 billion in the year to July 2010. iiNet has about 1.3 million subscribers across broadband, telephone and mobile broadband and phone, and generates annual earnings of about $90 million. In the UK, internet service providers have sent warning letters to customers suspected of illegal file-sharing. And last month an English court ruled England's largest ISP must block access to a site, which breaches film studios copyright.
AUSTRALIA'S MOST PIRATED
Roadshow Films - Happy Feet
Disney - Enchanted
Universal - Atonement
Paramount Pictures - Transformers
Warner Bros - Batman Begins
Colombia Pictures - Hancock
20th Century Fox - The Simpsons
Seven Network - Bones
Sony Pictures - Spider-Man 3
Dreamworks - The Heartbreak Kid
|the simpsons and maybe happy feet are worth watching, but the rest are not.|
those companies are only trying to make money they could never have made legally and honestly from their product.
|WE INDIAN'S ROCK....!!|
|posted by (2011-08-13 13:57:38)|
|kk but I am not the one who spams|
|posted by (2011-08-13 14:38:47)|
|This guy is a fukin spammer |
|posted by (2011-08-14 09:38:26)|
|gettingz fhone callz and rubbish from these people. some1 compeltley filteer them out of fhones and interneert|
|no surprise there|
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