So much for canning spam
According to the latest report from Sophos, the United States leads the world
when it comes to generating spam. Around 42.11 percent of Spam generated worldwide
originates from the US despite the CAN-SPAM act that is in place.
|1. United States 42.11%
2. South Korea 13.43%
3. China (incl Hong Kong) 8.44%
4. Canada 5.71%
5. Brazil 3.34%
6. Japan 2.57%
7. France 1.37%
8. Spain 1.18%
9. United Kingdom 1.13%
10. Germany 1.03%
11. Taiwan 1.00%
12. Mexico 0.89%
The research results were obtained from Sophoss global network of honeypots.
Researchers at Sophos scanned all spam messages received at its global network
of honeypots throughout 2004 and at the top of the list was the United States,
which is responsible for exporting 42.11 percent of all spam.
"When we first reported on the top spamming countries
back in February 2004, the USA had the excuse that the CAN-SPAM act had only
been in existence for a couple of months," said Graham Cluley senior technology
consultant for Sophos. "Almost a year later and millions of spam messages
down the line, it is evident that the CAN-SPAM legislation has made little headway
in damming the flood of spam."
Sophos notes that the most broadband-connected country in the world, South Korea,
has held tightly onto its position as a leading producer of spam. The country
comes second at 13.43 percentway behind USA.