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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

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thank's alot
By Souka on 4/24/2012 3:13:33 PM , Rating: 5
Thanks a lot Obama!

Another example of American jobs going overseas....


RE: thank's alot
By The Raven on 4/25/2012 3:56:21 PM , Rating: 2
Hey it is just one of the many jobs that Americans aren't willing to do.

More Indian spam
By luhar49 on 4/24/2012 10:12:47 AM , Rating: 2
They used to spam my phone with those cold calls selling insurance and credit its my mailbox as well !!

RE: More Indian spam
By retrospooty on 4/24/2012 11:42:10 AM , Rating: 2
The Philippines are after me. They have my phone # and wont stop calling! aaargh!!!

If it's any indication
By mindless1 on 4/24/2012 7:43:05 PM , Rating: 2
the stats for one of my sites shows India isn't just relaying but also the originator of lots of spam, especially blog spamming for ad load impressions and it's often done by humans not bots.

By Spind on 4/25/2012 6:37:02 AM , Rating: 2
Com'n it is China making it look like coming from India!

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