BEIJING, Dec. 29 (Xinhuanet) -- The United States is responsible for exporting 42.11 per cent of all spams globally, thus becoming the country where the most number of spams originate, according to a report by security solutions company Sophos.
Researchers at U.K.-headquartered Sophos scanned all spam
messages received at its global network of "honeypots" throughout 2004 and found
that the U.S. accounted for 42.1 percent of the world's spam.
South Korea followed with 13.43 per cent of spam
originations, China with 8.44, Canada with 5.71, Brazil with 3.34, Japan with
2.57 and France with 1.37 percent. Other counties in the top twelve were Spain,
the United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan and Mexico.
Sophos report said: ¡°When we first reported on the top
spamming countries back in February 2004, the USA had the excuse that the
Can-Spam Act had been in existence for a couple of months. Almost a year and
millions of spam messages later, it is quite evident that that the CAN-SPAM
legislation has made very little headway in damming the flood of spam."
Users are advised not to buy anything advertised via
spam, and to deploy a "consolidated solution" at the email gateway, which can
protect against both spam and viruses. Enditem