Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:33:38 PM.

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daily link  Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Sophos 'Dirty Dozen' Spam Producing Countries: Sophos, a virus/spam filtering company, says its research shows the top twelve spam producing countries are:

     1.  United States            42.53%
     2.  South Korea              15.42%
     3.  China (& Hong Kong)      11.62%
     4.  Brazil                   6.17%
     5.  Canada                   2.91%
     6.  Japan                    2.87%
     7.  Germany                  1.28%
     8.  France                   1.24%
     9.  Spain                    1.16%
     10. United Kingdom           1.15%
     11. Mexico                   0.98%
     12. Taiwan                   0.91%

         Others                   11.76%

And, "Zombie computers -- PCs that have been compromised by hackers or virus writers -- are sending out approximately 40% of the world's spam, and many users who fall victim are unaware."

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