US still worst for spam

The UK is among the dirty dozen of top spam-relaying countries, but the US is still far ahead of the rest.

The UK is among the dirty dozen of top spam-relaying countries, but the US is still far ahead of the rest.

Internet security software firm Sophos has published its latest quarterly spam relaying list, which shows that the US accounted for 28.4% of all spam.

The gap between the US and its nearest rival has also increased significantly, with second-placed South Korea only responsible for relaying 5.2% of spam.

The top twelve spam-relaying countries are:

July to September 2007

1. United States 28.4%

2. South Korea 5.2%

3. China (inc. Hong Kong) 4.9%

4. Russia 4.4%

5. Brazil 3.7%

6. France 3.6%

7. Germany 3.4%

8. Turkey 3.2%

9. Poland 2.7%

10. United Kingdom 2.4%

11. Romania 2.3%

12. Mexico 1.9%

Other 33.9%

Source: Sophos




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