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World's top five spamming nations

World's top five spamming nations
In January and February 2010 PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory analysed nearly 5 million spam messages.\n

\n\nIn order to collect these messages, they had some mail servers designed to catch spam, called spamtraps. The messages were processed and Pandalabs obtained the IP address of origin of the message - the IP address of the computer and country from which this spam was sent.\n

\n\nThey geolocate this IP address, being able to calculate its approximate position in the world.\n

\n\nSo which are the most spamming countries? Click on...\n

\n\n(Source: pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/ Getty Images)
World's top five spamming nations
The US is the fifth most spam originator worldwide, with 5.46 percent of spam being sent globally from US IP addresses. \n

\n\n(Source: pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/ Getty Images)
World's top five spamming nations
Vietnam is the fourth most spam originator worldwide, with 5.71 percent of spam being sent globally from Vietnam IP addresses. \n

\n\n(Source: pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/ Getty Images)
World's top five spamming nations
South Korea is the fourth most spam originator worldwide, with 6.32 percent of spam being sent globally from South Korean IP addresses. \n

\n\n(Source: pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/ Getty Images)
World's top five spamming nations
India is the second most spam originator worldwide, with 10.98 percent of spam being sent globally from Indian IP addresses. \n

\n\n(Source: pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/ Getty Images)
World's top five spamming nations
Brazil is the topmost spam originator worldwide, with 13.76 percent of spam being sent globally from Brazilian IP addresses. \n

\n\n(Source: pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/ Getty Images)