US top spam originating country

The US is still the world's worst spam originating country by a country mile, with more than five times the spam traffic from other large spam purveying nations and poor security, according to a new report. The report on the top 12 spam-relaying countries for the Q3 2007, from security firm Sophos, points out that […]

The US is still the world's worst spam originating country by a country mile, with more than five times the spam traffic from other large spam purveying nations and poor security, according to a new report.

The report on the top 12 spam-relaying countries for the Q3 2007, from security firm Sophos, points out that while the US is capturing high-profile spammers more frequently than ever, general computer security remains worryingly lax and its spam situation is worsening.

Experts at SophosLabs scanned all spam messages received in the company's global network of spam traps, and have revealed that the US accounted for a massive 28.4% - meaning that almost one in three of all the world's spam emails is being sent through a compromised US computer. The gap between the US and its nearest rival has also increased significantly, with second placed South Korea only responsible for relaying 5.2%, or one in twenty spam messages.

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Malware, Spam, Phishing, Intrusion, U.S.