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Saudi Arabia Is New King Of Spam

The reason is presumably the rise of the Festi botnet
Berlin, September 10, 2012 - In August 2012, 28.9 % - almost a third - of all spam came from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's share was larger than that of all countries outside the spam top 9 together! The reason is presumably the rise of the Festi botnet. Bad news: Germany and the U.S. were both back in the top 5, together accounting for more than 10 % of all spam.

Each month, the research team of eleven, leading German e-mail security provider, presents the "Number of the Month" - a number representing and illustrating a current issue or trend in e-mail security.

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