UK drops out of 'dirty dozen' spam list

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spam.jpgBack in July last year, the UK was in 10th place on the spam “dirty dozen” list of countries with the worst record on sourcing and distributing spam email.

For the first quarter of 2007, it dropped to 13th place – hardly miraculous but an improvement.

The US still tops the chart, with China in second place, and Poland in third. This is all according to statistics compiled by Sophos.

Poland has now gate-crashed the top three. The fact that its population, and undoubtedly its number of computers, is much lower than the likes of Russia, India, China and the US, suggests that Polish users need to take a close look at the security holes on their computers,” said Carole Theriault, senior security consultant at Sophos.

Sophos are also keeping an eye on the increasing amount of mobile phone SMS spam.

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Andy Merrett