Spam’s Dirty Dozen Exposed

In an analysis of junk e-mails received over two days in mid-February, Sophos created a list of the dirty dozen spam-producing countries. Taking the undisputed helm on its list of spam-producing countries is the United States, which accounted for more than half of the world’s unsolicited e-mail at 56.7% during the period of study. Canada accounted for 6.8%; China, 6.2%; South Korea, 5.8%; and the Netherlands, 2.1%. The other top 12 countries were Brazil, German, France, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico and Spain. However, those seven countries in total accounted for just more than 10% of all spam. All other countries in the world created an additional 12.2% of the globe’s spam

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