backtop


Print

U.S. drops to second place

When it comes to the top countries in the world for relaying spam, the U.S. has long held the title of number one. That title has been taken over by India according to security firm Sophos. The company charted the top 12 spam relaying countries ranking them in order based on how much spam they relayed between January and March of 2012.

India now relays 9.3% of the world's spam.  The U.S. relayed 8.3% of all spam during the period. Other countries on the top list in order include South Korea, Indonesia, Russia, Italy, Brazil, Poland, Pakistan, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Peru. 
 
Overall, compared to Q1 2011 the amount of global spam has decreased. That is very good news because it means we have to deal with less offers to enlarge certain body parts or order prescription free drugs.
 
Sadly while spam is decreasing, Sophos reports that a number of messages spreading malware, phishing attacks, and other threats are increasing. These types of infected messages are one of the main ways that spammers turn user's computers unknowingly into spam generating bots.

Huge effort is underway across the world to curtail spam and botnets. Software giant Microsoft claims that any botnet can be destroyed and is actively seeking to destroy them. 

Source: Sophos





"People Don't Respect Confidentiality in This Industry" -- Sony Computer Entertainment of America President and CEO Jack Tretton
Related Articles



Latest Headlines
Google Pixel 2XL will reportedly cost less.
September 20, 2017, 6:17 AM
IFA Berlin 2017 Tech Show
August 25, 2017, 6:13 AM
Two great updates from Google
August 20, 2017, 6:42 AM
Sony’s 4K OLED Smart TV
August 13, 2017, 6:20 AM



Most Popular ArticlesiSO 11 is Almost Ready:
September 19, 2017, 7:48 AM
Samsung Galaxy S9 – Latest Leaks
September 24, 2017, 6:57 AM
Intel Coffee Lake release date
September 10, 2017, 6:07 AM
We will Get 5G Phones in 2019
September 19, 2017, 6:49 AM
Google Pixel 2XL will reportedly cost less.
September 20, 2017, 6:17 AM

Latest Blog Posts






botimage
Copyright 2017 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki