Asia is public enemy No. 1 for spam, report says

by admin April 20, 2006 at 12:42 pm

Asia tops the chart as the world’s biggest spam relayer with Europe hot on the heels of North America in second place

More spam is now relayed from Asia than any other continent according to the latest research from IT security company Sophos.

Asia accounts for 42.8 percent of the spam received by Sophos’ global spam monitoring network with North America in second place with 25.6 percent, the company claimed on Thursday.

Two years ago North America was responsible for over half of the world’s spam. Now North and South America combined don’t come close to Asia’s percentage, said Graham Cluley, Sophos’ senior technology consultant.

Cluley added that Europe is also becoming a major relayer of spam and now transmits almost as much as North America, at 25 percent. “I won’t be surprised if Europe overtakes North America next month,” he added.

Full article: ZDNet UK