Spammers Proved Bill Gates Wrong
The Microsoft guru predicted the end of spam five years ago. Unfortunately, the prophecy has yet to be fulfilled
January 22, 2009
What's worse, spam has become more and more dangerous, with its creators shifting from being simple evil coders to cyber-crooks. As Sophos' Graham Cluley notes, “more spam is malicious and often designed to infect users’ computers via sophisticated malware attachments or a link to malicious or infected websites, in order to steal sensitive information.”
To take the irony one step forward, it was unveiled that most spam is being sent right from Microsoft's backyard, namely the US. It's true, the amount of spam sent from the US has significantly decreased (around 50% in 2004, 19.8% in 2008), the country still hold the unwanted crown of King of Spam.
China is on a distant second place (9.9%), followed by Russia (6.4%). The top 5 ends with Brzil on fouth (6.3% - are they eager to surpass the Russians?) and Turkey (4.4%).