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COMPILED BY NIMI KURIAN

India has the dubious distinction of being the second highest spam originator in the world. Almost 10.98 per cent of spam is sent from Indian IP addresses, according to a study by PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory. Brazil, Vietnam, Korea and the U.S. are among the top five countries from which most spam was sent during the first two months of 2010. The five million emails analysed by PandaLabs came from nearly one million different IP addresses, meaning that on average, each address was responsible for five spam messages. And, the cities from which spam was being sent, Seoul topped the list, followed by Hanoi, New Delhi, Bogota, Sao Paulo and Bangkok.

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