India and Indian internet surfers are the second most popular spam originators worldwide, with 10.98% spams being sent globally from Indian IP addresses. PandaLabs, the malware analysis and detection laboratory of Panda Security said in a study. According to PandaLabs apart from India, countries like Brazil, Vietnam, Korea and US together make up the top 5 list of countries from which most spam were sent to other parts of the world during the first 2 months of 2010.
PandaLabs, which analyzed and picked close to 5 million emails as spams also came to a conclusion that these spam messages were originating from nearly 1 million different IP addresses, meaning that on average, each address was responsible for 5 spam messages.A0 Also according to PandaLabs, internet surfers based in major cities were the biggest spammers. According to PandaLabs, Seoul topped the list, followed by Hanoi, New Delhi, Bogota, Sao Paulo and Bangkok. According to PandaLabs, the spam messages generated are used primarily to distribute malware or sell illicit products, such as videos or photos of Brazilian girls.