Spam nation

November 2007
Marketing Management;Nov2007, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p5
The article discusses a study by the information technology (IT) security company Sophos that indicates the majority of spam messages are transmitted from the U.S. The company analyzed spam messages and traces their source to the U.S. but note the amount of spam messages from Europe is increasing. Spam across the world is increasing at a faster rate than from the previous year. The U.S., China, and South Korea rank among the top spam-producing countries. The consumer organization Consumer Reports suggests that billions are spent in the U.S. for computer repairs due to computer viruses, spyware, and phishing.


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