Re: [media] "Sophos outs 'dirty dozen' spam producing countries"
[and the champion is <drum roll> the U. S. of A.]
AlRalsky at spamcity.com
Sat Feb 28 11:12:59 EST 2004
"Skiwi" <skiwi+newsgroups at spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:c1o3e7$m8$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> courtesy of \. (and here I was thinking those Korean, Brazilians and
> Chinese sent all this junk of their own volition...)
> ***Sophos outs 'dirty dozen' spam producing countries***
> "Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and
> viruses, has published a report into the countries from which spam
> messages originate. Researchers scanned all spam messages received over
> two days last week and have revealed a 'dirty dozen' of offending
> countries with the United States topping the chart..."
"countries from which spam originates" is OK, but it is unclear to me what
these numbers mean if most spam is sent by open proxy. This could mean that
the US has an open proxy problem, not a spammer problem. Maybe 99% of all
world spammers are located in Monrovia, Liberia and have just figured out
that the US is a rich source of unsecured mail servers.
(of course there are many other reasons to believe US actually produces most
of the spam)
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