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Sophos Unveils 'Dirty Dozen'

Sophos has published its latest report on the top 12 spam relaying countries during the first quarter of 2007

BOSTON -- Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, has published its latest report on the top 12 spam relaying countries during the first quarter of 2007.

Experts at SophosLabs™ scanned all of the spam messages received in the company's global network of spam traps and have revealed that yet again, the U.S. relayed considerably more spam than other nations, producing just less than one-fifth (19.8%) of the world's spam. Surprisingly however, Sophos notes the unexpected ascendancy of Poland in the dirty dozen - with the country now lying in third place - as well as a first-time appearance for India in the chart. The U.K., which was in 10th place during Q1 2006, has moved out of the dirty dozen to 13th place, accounting for 2.2% of all spam relayed.

According to Sophos, the overall volume of spam increased about 4.2% during Q1 2007, when compared to the same period in 2006.

The top 12 spam relaying countries are as follows:
January to March 2007

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