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Report reveals the dirty dozen top spam-relaying countries
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:52:42 am »

A new report by Sophos has revealed the top twelve spam-relaying countries - and, once again, it's bad news for the United States.

Many members of the public still don't understand the vital role that they can play in fighting spam - preventing their home PC from becoming infected.

What many people haven't learnt is that the spammers don't use their own computers to send spam - instead they create botnets of compromised PCs around the world (also known as "zombies"), which they can remotely command to spew out unwanted marketing messages, malicious links and even launch distributed denial-of-service attacks.

Details here:
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/01/11/report-reveals-the-dirty-dozen-top-spam-relaying-countries/



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