Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Access Control
Deutsche Zone (German Zone)
Education, Training and Professional Services
Government Programmes
Guarding, Equipment and Enforcement
Industrial Computing Security
IT Security
Physical Security
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
ProSecurityZone Sponsor

Pitcairn Islands is tops for relaying most spam per person

Sophos : 10 March, 2008  (Company News)
Sophos, the IT security and control specialist, reveals the top ten countries relaying the most spam per capita.
The top three spam-relaying countries - the USA, Russia and China - which accounted for 33.8 percent of all spam in Q4 2007, are notably absent from the chart.

The following shows the top ten countries based on spam emitted per capita:

1. The Pitcairn Islands
2. Niue
3. Tokelau
4. Anguilla
5. Faroe Islands
6. Monaco
7. Bermuda
8. Falkland Islands
9. Andorra

When the top three spam-relaying countries are considered in terms of population, the United States is in 64th position, Russia in 45th, and China plummets to 132nd.

'Between October-December 2007, the USA relayed far more spam than any other country due to the sheer number of computers in the country that had been taken over by remote hackers,' said Carole Theriault, senior security consultant at Sophos. 'But when measuring spam emitted per capita, the results are very different. Most of the countries in this chart have very small populations compared to the usual offenders, but their totals are sky high when it comes to spam emitted on a per-person basis. Just because your PC is located on a remote island in the South Pacific doesn't mean it is not contributing to the global spam problem. All computer users, wherever they are in the world, need to wake up to the threats and ensure their PCs are properly protected.'

The changing positions of other top spam-relaying countries when looking at them from a spam-per-person perspective are as follows:

- The United Kingdom drops from 9th to 50th
- Canada drops from 26th to 89th
- Japan drops from 32nd to 136th
- Australia drops from 33rd to 85th

Sophos recommends that all computer users protect their desktops, gateways and servers with IT security solutions that provide automatically updated protection against viruses, spyware, hackers, and spam.
Bookmark and Share
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
   © 2012
Netgains Logo