Yahoo, BT probe spike in email spamming

British multinational telecommunications services company BT and Internet firm Yahoo are probing surge in reports of email accounts being hijacked by criminals for sending spam.

Two out of 10 spam mails come from India

Twenty percent of the spam mails that were sent out worldwide in the quarter ended March 31, 2012, originated in India.

E-mail biggies join hands to fight spam

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL and Facebook are setting aside their online rivalry to fight a common enemy: email spam and "phishing" attacks.