Dec 3, 2010

The origins of spam*

The Internet security company Kaspersky Lab has a report on the origins of spam and finds that, in 2010, Russia became the leading source of spam, followed by India and Ukraine. Not surprisingly, the United States was the leading recipient of malicious software, followed by Germany and China. The full report is here.

(found via Gawker)

*Update: A notorious and prolific Russian spammer, 23-year-old Oleg Nikolaenko, was arrested in Las Vegas last month and charged with violated U.S. spam laws. We'll see if that ratchets down the Russian numbers.

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