Published On: Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013

The Worlds Internet Bad Neighborhoods concentrated in India, Vietnam and Brazil

The Worlds Internet Bad Neighborhoods concentrated in India, Vietnam and Brazil

50% of all junk mail on the net emerges from just 20 of the 42,201 internet service providers (ISPs).


A study of 42,201 ISPs by a researcher in the Netherlands, Giovane Cesar Moreira Moura who studies at the University of Twente found that about 50% of all junk mail, phishing attacks and other malicious messages came from just 20 networks, with many of these networks being concentrated in India, Vietnam and Brazil.

Spectranet in Nigeria was found having 62% of its IP addresses involved with spam.

Majority of phishing attacks came from ISPs based in the US and other developed nations since these nations hosts the majority of data centers and cloud computing providers.

Spammers favoured Asian ISPs with Indian ISP BSNL being on top of the spam list.

The study serves as a guide for the design of new solutions to better secure networks.

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